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ERIC Number: ED474644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Searching for Mercy Street: Protecting Records after the Client's Death.
Schoener, Gary R.
The duties of a therapist to a deceased client are not directly dealt with in codes of ethics. The issues came into focus following the publication of a biography of Anne Sexton, as it contained information from more than 80 hours of therapy that Ms. Sexton's psychologist released to the biographer. This paper considers the question of whether the release of these tapes was unethical. The consideration is made from many perspectives, including Freud's, which took the position that the decision to use a client's case history for presentation or publication was solely the duty of the therapist. Several case situations are presented and possible remedies on the part of the therapist are highlighted. (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A