Eye on Ethics: The Importance of Ethics Consultation
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
Over the years, ethics consultation—which is especially prominent in healthcare settings—has assumed various forms and tasks that can be usefully incorporated into many social work settings. Ethics consultation is typically available to practitioners who encounter challenging, case-specific dilemmas, for example, related to disclosure of confidential information, conflicts of interest, dual relationships and boundary issues, client consent to treatment, and termination of services to noncompliant clients.
Reamer, Frederic G., “Eye on Ethics: The Importance of Ethics Consultation,” Social Work Today, vol. 7 (2), 2007, pp. 6-8.