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Ethics and Guidelines to help Avoid Malpractice

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As I am planning to go into private practice in the counselling field, what are the guidelines to help avoid malpractice and other lawsuits?

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This solution provides guidelines to help avoid malpractice and other lawsuits for health professionals, such as counsellors, mental health workers, and psychologists.

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Guidelines to Help Avoid Malpractice and Other Lawsuits

1. Be knowledgeable about all relevant legal and ethical standards. If you have any doubts, seek consultation.

2. Maintain well-organized records. Experts maintain that the best defense in litigation is adequate record keeping (e.g., Knapp, 1997).

3. Practice only within your level of expertise. Make referrals when appropriate, and consult ...

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