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ERIC Number: EJ817486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Maintaining Confidentiality with Minors: Dilemmas of School Counselors
Lazovsky, Rivka
Professional School Counseling, v11 n5 p335-346 Jun 2008
This article examined the attitudes of 195 school counselors in Israel regarding (a) the decision to maintain or breach confidentiality in a variety of ethical dilemmas, and (b) the reasons given for justifying their decisions. Eighteen ethical dilemmas in three domains were presented to respondents in a questionnaire. School counselors were most willing to breach confidentiality regarding dilemmas in the domain of dangerous behaviors or situations, less willing in the domain of unlawful behaviors, and least willing in the domain of personal and family information. Ethical reasons, legal and procedural reasons, and professional-personal priorities of counselors were the three types of reasons used by counselors, although they varied in the use of each type of reason according to their decision and the domain of the dilemmas. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel