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    when a law may take precedence over an ethical tenet in the practice of human services

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    Please describe a situation when a law may take precedence over an ethical tenet in the practice of human services and how you would handle that situation should you experience it.

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    Hello,
    This is an interesting topic. We all know that therapists, doctors, lawyers should be bound to confidentiality - this is the reason why people are able to trust these individuals. Otherwise, people would never feel comfortable telling therapists their feelings and emotions.

    There are exceptions to this case, and the one that stands out the most is: child abuse. If a therapist discovers child abuse, then this gives them the authority to break confidentiality. When the life, safety and well being of ...

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