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(p. 249) Doing Good Versus Avoiding Harm: Resolving Situational Contradictions 

(p. 249) Doing Good Versus Avoiding Harm: Resolving Situational Contradictions
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(p. 249) Doing Good Versus Avoiding Harm: Resolving Situational Contradictions
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Alan G. Green

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10.1093/med:psych/9780195385298.003.0030
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date: 18 August 2019

This case explores the issues involved in avoiding harm/nonmaleficence, and minimising danger to the client in the context of reporting a case to Child Protection Services. The chapter presents a discussion of the key ethical issues, a summary of the primary ethical conundrums prevalent in the work setting, and a final reflection in retrospect regarding how the ethical quandary was handled.

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