ERIC Number: EJ480951
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
AIDS, Social Work, and the "Duty to Protect."
Reamer, Frederic G.
Social Work, v36 n1 p56-60 Jan 1991
Discusses social workers' obligations in cases where clients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) pose threat to third party, emphasizing cases where client diagnosed with AIDS withholds that information from sexual partner. Reviews legal and ethical issues concerning limits of confidentiality and social worker's "duty to protect" third parties. Summarizes relevant case law and emerging ethical standards. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A