Facebook: Ethical and Clinical Considerations

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A client has contacted me. How can I say that is unethical to be friends on Facebook?

A client has contacted me. How can I say that is unethical to be friends on Facebook?

Polly 196 days ago

Re: Facebook friend requests

You could simply state that you (or your agency, if that is the case) have a policy prohibiting social workers from being Facebook friends with clients.

If you determine that it would be beneficial to provide more explanation, you could add that doing so presents risks in areas such as confidentiality and professional boundaries.

SocialWorker.com 196 days ago

A social worker gave herself a high rating on a review page

Not sure how to react to this. It feels very unethical.

Andy ekbladh more than 4 years ago

posting client phot

Hello - what would you do if an employee's former coworker posted a photo of a client on that employees sight and the current employee left it on their facebook page for over a month? There are no names or relationships listed.

Jenn S more than 8 years ago

posting client’s photo

I believe this violates HIPAA and should not be posted, not even for a second. I would go to the co-worker and tell her it is breaking HIPAA rules. Sometimes people are not aware, even our co-workers.

Laura Lee more than 4 years ago

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