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Special Ethical Concerns

Discuss the special ethical concerns that arise with each of the following issues: the use of computer technology and the Internet, record keeping, and multiple relationships. Discuss steps a professional might take to limit or avoid related ethical dilemmas and conflicts? Discuss resources a professional could use to help in resolving these ethical dilemmas or conflicts?

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(1) Discuss the special ethical concerns that arise with each of the following issues:

(a) The use of computer technology and the Internet,

The ethical guidelines relating to computer technology are covered under the section "Standards on Assessments". The ethical issue of concern relates to the transmission of a person's confidential and/or health information. For instance, Standard 9.01(a) of the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethics Code (1) applies to diagnostics or opinions offered in the office (2) written reports provided to clinicians/practitioners, or third-party persons through the mail, the Internet, or other forms of electronic transmissions (3) testimony provided in the courts, and (4) opinions about an individual's health offered over the Internet, radio, television, or other electronic media.

(b) Recording keeping

Guidelines are developed for record keeping by the APA Committee on Profession Practice and Standards in which it is recommended that records include: identifying data, dates of services, types of service fees, or any assessment plan for intervention, consultation or summary reports. Standard 6.01 refers to accurate recording of billings and payments. In addition, the Health ...

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This solution discusses ethical concerns relating to factors such as, the use of computer technology, the Internet, record keeping, and multiple relationships.

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