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the course of consulting with you, a colleague tells you that her client, Sharon
S, has just received a Citizens award for work in the community. You believe
Sharon would be a good asset to your agencys executive board. When you contact
the chair person of the the selection committed to make your suggestion you...A.
may not reveal the information about Sharons award B. may reveal
the information about Sharons awardC. may reveal the information
because it is favorable and not derogatory to the clientD. may reveal
the information, but only after contacting the client for her permission2.You
see your client, Mildred B, at the mall. You should...A. say hello
to the client and walk by B. say hello and ask how Mildred
feels about this accidental meetingC. act as if you do not see the
client D. carefully observe the clients social functioning in
this community setting 3.
may reveal confidential information in order to prevent a significant threatened
danger, but only if... A. the client consents B. care is
taken to determine the informations validityC. the client was
instructed earlier about the limits to confidentiality D. the client
has a serious and persistent mental illness 4.
You are about to finish a session with
Helen, the mother and Jodie the daughter. You feel Helen has pent up hostility
towards her daughter. You notice that as Jodie reaches for her school books to
leave, her sleeve pulls up to reveal a cut and large bruise on her arm. The first
thing you should do would be:A. contact Child Protective Services about
the possibility of abuseB. ask Helen how the injury happenedC.
wait until the next session to discuss the situation D. ask the child
in private how the cut and bruise happened 5.
Susie, (12 years old) tells the therapist
during a session that she has been sexually abused by her father. Susie immediately
breaks into tears as she fears the therapist will report it. The first response
of the therapist should be to:A. calm the child and ask for a further
clarification of the abusive situationB. explain to the child that
the therapist has no choice and it must be reported immediatelyC. tell
the child that it is for the best in the long run and he must trust the workerD.
explain the legal requirements & what will probably happen to the child as
a result if the abuse is currently going on 6.If
a woman admits during a counseling session that she is being abused by her boyfriend,
the social worker is obligated to do the following:A. Report the incident
to the proper authority with or without client permission B. Report
the incident with client permission onlyC. Assist the woman to become
aware of services available to her in regard to the abuse D. Nothing
is required of the social worker, it is up to the woman to ask 7.
Linda B., a battered woman, informs
you that her husband has threatened to kill her. He owns a gun. She has been unable
to sleep soundly and has developed generalized anxiety. She is afraid that if
her husband finds out that she has told you about his abuse, that he will follow
through on his threat. You should...A. urge your client to leave her
husband and move to a shelter for battered womenB. work with the client
to document the frequency, magnitude and duration of her reactions to the husbands
threatsC. inform your client of her options D. interview
the husband in order to help him avert behaving in a way that will cause problems
for both his wife and himself 8. Here
is a question that revisits the Duty to Warn, for purposes of review.
While in a therapy, Jill reveals that she is planning to physically harm another
client, which she had met in a group you conduct. What is the best ethical course
of action for the social worker?A. first, should alert his/her supervisor
B. can do nothing because she/he is bound by client confidentialityC.
should first warn the other client D. should first tell the police
of his/her clients intentions to harm another client 9.If
an attorney requests the record of a client and the therapist has received a verbal
okay to release the record from the client the therapist should:A.
release the record as requested B. wait until the record is subpoenaed
to court C. get the clients consent in writingD. assert
professional privilege and refuse to release the record as you believe it might
be harmful to your clients case 10.
You are the therapist in a psychiatric
program. After conducting an intake interview with Mary, you decide to admit her
to the program and to serve as her primary therapist. The client begins participating
in the programs various group activities. You need to speak with the other
staff who will be leading the groups to inform them of the findings of your intake
assessment. Before doing so, which of the following do you think you should do?A.
you must obtain Marys written consent to release information to the other
staff membersB. you need to obtain written confirmation from the other
staff that they will treat the information in confidenceC. you should
let Mary know that information will be shared between staff members but you do
not need to obtain her consent before doing so D. you should encourage
Mary to provide the various staff members with information from your intake assessment
a former client is deceased, confidentiality . . .A. no longer applies
B. applies only to non-clinical information such as demographic information
and dates of service contactsC. does not apply to any information that
might be relevant to settling of the clients estateD. applies
as if the client were still alive 12.
There is no correct answer here; merely
fill in the blank with those that apply. Fill in the blank with the letter for the questions that you may have about the case
A. Why were Alvins son
and daughter told first? B. Were they his legal guardians? C.
Was a release of information signed by Alvin?
D. Does this fall under
the area of protection regarding harm to self?
The NASW, AAMFT, APA,
and NBCC Code of Ethics, Privacy and Confidentiality Sections, all address what
two exceptions to disclose confidential information without the consent of the
Information of a patient should be released to others only with the patient's permission or allowed by law. When is a patient unable to do the decisions about information sharing that should be made by the legal representative or legal guardian of the patient?
The cost problem in American health care results from what three main sources?
What is the crucial first step for jurisdictions seeking to design and implement effective criminal justice-mental health collaborations?
Give an example where the use or disclosure of medical information is explicitly permitted for certain health-related marketing under the Privacy Rule?
states designate HIV-related information as _____ which imposes special burdens
on health care providers and grants patients a high degree of control over any
disclosures. These states strictly limit the sharing of HIV test results to persons
with a statutorily defined _____ including those within a single health care facility. Instances that will trigger the
release of HIV test results include _____ .
A. Age and mental incapacity.
B. mandated by law; protect the patient or client or others from harm
C. Understanding the legal framework of information sharing.
D. Excessively high prices for care in the U.S., administrative costs of highly fragmented private insurance, and, too many core services performed in clinical situations where they are of little to no benefit.
E. “super confidential;” “need to know;” disclosure to victims of sexual assault; assaulted an officer; auditors of scientific research; public health agencies; blood donors, and blood or organ recipients
F. Communication about a plan's health related products or alternative treatments and services is not considered marketing for the purposes of the Rule-even if the healthcare provider is paid to encourage the patient to use the product or service.
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