ERIC Number: EJ942426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Postmortem Confidentiality: An Ethical Issue
Bradley, Loretta J.; Hendricks, Bret; Kabell, Douglas R.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v19 n4 p417-420 Oct 2011
In an era of increased need and expectation for confidentiality, the counseling record of the deceased client challenges confidentiality. Using ethical codes and legal mandates, the authors explore whether the counseling record of a deceased client should be released when the client's will and the client's counseling records are silent on this issue.
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Ethics, Compliance (Legal), Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Case Records, Confidential Records, Disclosure, Information Policy, Access to Information, Death, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques
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