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What does confidentiality mean?

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What does confidentiality mean? It means privacy a person has the right to ask that some personal information e.g. address, medical data, private meaning that nobody is allowed to access this data unless the owner of the information says so or unless a court says that it is vital to the case. What sorts of things would an administrator need to keep confidential? Personal information such as... telephone numbers, addresses, medical details. What kinds of information would it be OK to discuss? How can information be kept confidential? By enforcing guidelines when using office equipment that contains personal information. E.g. on a computer, filing cabinets. ...read more.

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For every individual person to have their own user area. Exceptions to Confidentiality There are three main legal situations that do not allow any adult to keep information private. They are In BC, only lawyers and in some jurisdictions doctors and clergy are immune from prosecution by withholding information from the court. If a court subpoena's your file, there is a possibility that information may have to be presented to the court. While these situations are rare, usually the client is aware of the subpoena before we are. If we do receive notification from a court, we will notify you. In addition to a subpoena from court, there are three legal situations that do not allow any adult to keep information private: If you receive information ...read more.

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The purpose of consulting is to focus on the therapist's work, to provide guidance and support, and to grow as therapists - resulting in better service to all clients. Should identifying information be considered beneficial to consultation, then your therapist must receive specific written consent from you first. A therapist at Walmsley and Associates may receive supervision from someone at our agency or go outside the agency for supervision. For example, all of our student interns receive weekly supervision of their work. Usually this is a condition of their practicum placement. Another example is an experienced therapist at our agency goes to Calgary to receive supervision of his supervision. If a therapist receives supervision outside of our agency, you will be informed and will be invited to give your consent. It is always your choice and will not affect your therapy. ...read more.

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