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The purpose of this activity is to practice applying what you have learned regarding privacy and confidentiality.
Consider the following case
Sylvia works in an addiction facility as an outreach worker. Her position involves driving into the community and meeting for individual counseling with clients who do not have transportation to reach the facility, and with clients who have dropped out of treatment and an attempt to entice them into returning. Sylvia is told to bring the clients records with her and keep them locked in her trunk, and that she must put the agency billboard in the window of her car so that it is clear she is there on official business. While visiting a client in the community, Sylvia was told by a client about an incident of physical abuse towards an older adult living in the home. Upon returning to the office, Sylvia asks to meet with her supervisor to discuss concerns regarding several issues related to confidentiality.
2. Answer the following:
What confidentially concerns do you think Sylvia should discuss with her supervisor? (hint: there are 3 issues)
Explain why you think these are confidentiality issues. Support your answer with laws and/or principles discussed in chapter 5.
Review the National Code of Ethics for Substance Use Dependency counselors and Links to an external site.select 3 codes that provide guidance in this situation. What guidance does the codes give on this matter?
Based on this information, what do you think should be done regarding your 3 identified issues.
Textbook: Raymond S. Edge, John Randall Groves Groves. Ethics of Health Care: A Guide for Clinical Practice. 4th edition. Cengage Learning ISBN-13: 978-1-285-85418-2