Competing Ethical Interests Regarding Privacy and Accountability in Psychotherapy

This article focuses on how three different parts of Jane’s multidisciplinary care (i.e. clinicians, policy professionals and medico-legal professionals) exhibit diff erent competing ethical priorities. Psychotherapeutic clinicians private use of audio recordings of the therapy enhances patient care and their own professional development but with the risk of concealing possible unethical behaviour by either party. Medico-legal access to the therapy recordings pre serves potentially relevant evidence in the pursuit of justice but risks the interpretation of the psychotherapeutic information outside of the therapeutic context. Policies advocating the inclusion of the therapy recordings in the medical record improves clinician (and health service) accountabilit y but risks harming the vulnerable patient due to threats to patient-therapist confidentiality.
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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