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HIV, Confidentiality, and Duty to Protect: A Decision-Making Model
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  • Tiffany Chenneville
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Tiffany Chenneville

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Date Issued
January 2000
Date Available
September 2011
Mental health professionals are confronted with complex issues surrounding confidentiality and duty to protect when treating clients with HIV. These professionals need to consider various factors when applying Tarasoff principles to protect potential victims, including the foreseeability of harm, the identifiability of the victim, and appropriate protective action. Professional ethical guidelines and legal mandates also need to be considered. The purpose of this article is to discuss the ethical and legal dilemmas faced by clinicians and to introduce a decision-making model that takes into account individual state laws.
Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Professional Psychology, Research, and Practice, Vol. 31, No. 6, 661-670. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
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Chenneville, T. (2000). HIV, Confidentiality, and Duty to Protect: A Decision-Making Model. Professional Psychology, Research, and Practice 2000. Vol. 31, No. 6, 661-670.