The duty to record ethical legal and professional considerations for arizona psychologists introduction the american psychological association practice directorate has provided an excellent online presentation about electronic healthcare records ehrs and the basic terminology related to ehrs the presentation dispels common myths about ehr systems and provides detail about their . It is an established principle that nurses owe their patients a duty of care which incorporates a legal an ethical and a professional duty of care dowie 2017 they must also meet the standard . Duty to warn and duty to protect in mental health because it has ethical and malpractice considerations mental health professionals do not have the legal right to disclose that a person is hiv positive to another person this is at the discretion of physicians in many states however social workers and mental health professionals must struggle with this legal situation if a client . The legal mandate known as duty to protect or duty to warn is complicated and raises questions for many practitioners it is helpful to be well aware of the obligations you may face as a practicing psychologist when seeing a potentially dangerous patient who threatens to harm another individual or individuals the information in this article is intended to help practitioners . Clinical and ethical considerations dr stephen behnke apa ethics director notes that whether or not practitioners have a mandatory or permissive duty to protect in a potentially dangerous client situation it is important to always keep their clinical hat on while duty to protect laws direct when a practitioner can and must take action dr behnke notes that clinical judgment informs
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