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(p. 86) Step 4: Responding Ethically to Legal Demands for “Involuntary” Disclosure of Patient Information 

(p. 86) Step 4: Responding Ethically to Legal Demands for “Involuntary” Disclosure of Patient Information
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(p. 86) Step 4: Responding Ethically to Legal Demands for “Involuntary” Disclosure of Patient Information
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Mary Alice Fisher

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10.1093/med:psych/9780199752201.003.0008
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date: 13 July 2020

Chapter 7 discusses disclosures that are legally coerced, and how this can create very different ethical obligations for therapists in comparison to disclosures that are voluntary, because the implications for patients can be very different. It addresses how therapists are always ethically required to obtain the patient’s explicit consent, and also covers how therapists may be legally required to make the disclosures discussed in this chapter even if the patient objects.

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