Discuss the history and the basis of clients’ rights to privacy and the development of the right of confidentiality.

To further your study of clients’ important rights of privacy and confidentiality you will do some research on your own. This will assist you in learning the history of these rights and examining their implications for ethical practice. Then, you will create a plan for how you will ensure you respect these rights in your future practice. Use the Readings, Internet, and Library to research the development of clients’ rights of privacy and confidentiality.

Please respond to the following:

  • Discuss the history and the basis of clients’ rights to privacy and the development of the right of confidentiality.
  • Why are these rights necessary and important for clients receiving services?
  • How do these rights impact service delivery by human service professionals?
  • Develop a plan to protect your future clients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality.
    • Discuss ways you intend implement these ideas in your practice.

Brown, K. E. (2013). Human services: Sustained and coordinated efforts could facilitate data sharing while protecting privacy. GAO Reports, 1. 

Gostin, L. O., Halabi, S. F., & Wilson, K. (2018). Health data and privacy in the digital era. JAMA, 320(3), 233–234.

Løvseth, L. T. (2017). The hidden stressor of child welfare workers: client confidentiality as a barrier for coping with emotional work demands. Child & Family Social Work, 22(2), 923–931. 

Mohammadi, M., Larijani, B., Emami Razavi, S. H., Fotouhi, A., Ghaderi, A., Madani, S. J., & Shafiee, M. N. (2018). Do patients know that physicians should be confidential? A study on patients’ awareness of privacy and confidentiality. Journal of Medical Ethics & History of Medicine, 11(1), 1–N.PAG. 

Moss, L. S. (2017). Collaboration, confidentiality, and care. Psychological Services, 14(4), 443–450. 

Reamer, F. G. (2005). Documentation in social work: Evolving ethical and risk-management standards. Social Work, 50(4), 325–334. 

Rigg, T. (2018). The ethical considerations of storing client information online. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 49(5–6), 332–335. 

Solomon, P., Molinaro, M., Mannion, E., & Cantwell, K. (2012). Confidentiality policies and practices in regard to family involvement: Does training make a difference? American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 15(1), 97–115.

Web Resources

National Organization for Human Services. (2015). Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals. Retrieved from https://www.nationalhumanservices.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43

  • Review Standards 3, 4, 42, and 44

“Get 15% discount on your first 3 orders with us”
Use the following coupon
FIRST15

Order Now