vignette paper( Law enforcement)

1788 Words Oct 6th, 2013 8 Pages
The Duty to Report; The Duty to Warn; Confidentiality; and Privilege and their varying effects on Constitutional Laws and Regulations.

This analytical research paper will be discussing some ethical issues as illustrated in Stephen Feldman’s video, “Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals”, which this include; the duty to report; the duty to warn; Confidentiality; and Privilege. And also this paper will look into how these ethical issues are implemented by the State of Maryland and the ACA code of ethics. Furthermore, in the paper, there will be a discussion on my view point as to the varying discussions I saw on the video, coupled with what I read from the State of Maryland and ACA code of
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According to the ACA code of ethics, the duty to warn arises because of negligence. The ACA code of ethics is simply trying to affirm that the professional Counselor, should be able to warn potential victims of threat, if they fail to do so, this leads to what is termed negligent as seen in the case of Tatiana Tararoff, in the Feldman’s video.
After reviewing the contents from Mr. Feldman’s video, the State of Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and therapists and the ACA code of ethics websites, I was quiet certain that Laws and regulations govern everything individuals do on a daily basis. When I viewed the video, and the first case discussed by Judge Brandis and her two clergy, Nellie and Joseph about the duty to report, Dominic a three year old boy, who died in emergency, after being admitted there for a second time due to head injury, was quiet surprising to me. I was stunned in the scene that, Nurse Brown, appealed her case by stating the statue requiring her to report child abuse on the basis of reasonable cause to suspect is unconstitutional and void. In my point of view, I do not think this is a justifiable excuse on the part of Nurse Brown, since according to Judge Brandis in her video discussion, she literally points out that, it is not sufficient to basis our findings on assumptions, because sometimes, these may be misleading. ( Stephen.F). Which I totally agree with Judge Brandis, because when it comes to

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