Title

HIV, Confidentiality, and Duty to Protect: A Decision-Making Model

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Tiffany Chenneville

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Date Issued

January 2000

Date Available

September 2011

Abstract

Mental health professionals are confronted with complex issues surrounding confidentiality and duty to protect when treating clients with HIV. These professionals need to consider various factors when applying Tarasoff principles to protect potential victims, including the foreseeability of harm, the identifiability of the victim, and appropriate protective action. Professional ethical guidelines and legal mandates also need to be considered. The purpose of this article is to discuss the ethical and legal dilemmas faced by clinicians and to introduce a decision-making model that takes into account individual state laws.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Professional Psychology, Research, and Practice, Vol. 31, No. 6, 661-670. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.