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Ethics Forum: Rural Social Work Practice

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Title: Ethics Forum: Rural Social Work Practice
Other Titles: Rural Social Work Practice: Maintaining Confidentiality in the Face of Dual Relationships
Author: Galambos, Colleen; Wilson Watt, J.; Anderson, Kimberly; Danis, Fran
Keywords: dual relationships
confidentiality
privacy
rural social work practice
boundary management
Date: 2006
Publisher: White Hat Publications
Citation: Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics
Abstract: Management of dual relationships and confidentiality in social work practice is an essential ethical task for all professionals. Practitioners face special challenges presented by the choice of practice environment and the differential client and community expectations that may be inherent in rural practice. This article addresses the challenge through an analysis of dual relationships, boundary management, and confidentiality in rural practice environments across micro and macro practice activities and settings. The nature of the ethical challenge of dual relationships and the preservation of confidentiality and privacy are explored and an analysis of special practice issues in the rural environment is provided. Tools and suggestions for rural practitioners are presented to use in the ethical management of boundaries with clients, colleagues, and organizations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/530
ISSN: 1553-6947

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