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professional ethics vs the best care of your child

Professional Life Versus Family Life

Another example of an ethical dilemma involves professional ethics versus the best care of your child:

Alan works in the claims department of a major hospital. Paperwork on a recent admission shows that a traumatic mugging caused the patient to require an adjustment in the medication she is prescribed to control anxiety and mood swings.Alan is struck by the patient’s unusual last name and upon checking her employment information realizes she is one of his daughter’s grade school teachers.

Alan’s daughter seems very happy in her school and he cannot violate patient confidentiality by informing the school of a teacher’s mental illness but he is not comfortable with a potentially unstable person in a position of influence and supervision over his eight year old daughter. Can Alan reconcile these issues in an ethical manner?

arora 212 days ago

I needed this so bad...

I am preparing to take the licensure exam and I feel ethics is the part I am struggling most with. This table and how this article is broken down is in credibly helpful. I'm adding this to our social work survival guide at work!

Liz 225 days ago

Table 1 Not Available

This article is very helpful --- having access to Table 1 would make it even better. I tried reading the article through a digital port, however, the print is so tiny that I can't make out the contents of the Table reproduced there. Is there some other source through which the Table can be accessed?

Gail Lawrence more than 1 year ago

Table 1

Gail, thank you for your comment. Table 1 has now been added to this article. It is also available in the PDF version of the magazine.

Linda Grobman, Publisher/Editor more than 1 year ago

What is an ethical dilemma article

Wonderful, thank you. Now I can enjoy the article in its totality. Hopefully others will do likewise.

Gail Lawrence more than 1 year ago

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