Decision-Making Skills: Scenario 2

Your response Response example
Was this response problematic with regard to ethics, professionalism, or the client’s treatment program?

Yes. This is unethical. While this person may be a family member, it is not the role of the supervisee to share PHI with anyone without explicit consent.
This is also unprofessional. It is not the role of the supervisee to discuss their own opinions on long-term outcomes of treatment goals, especially with other people.

Yes. Confidentiality was not maintained and predicting outcomes is also an ethical concern. Also, forecasting outcomes damages credibility and rapport with the caregivers.
When/how might feedback be delivered by the supervisor?

In the next supervision meeting

During the supervision meeting the supervisor might review the ethics codes that were violated and provide modeling/rehearsal/feedback of how to respond in that situation for the future
What types of additional training might improve this supervisee’s performance?

Additional training on HIPPA and what information is appropriate to be shared during session and what information constitutes personal information when there has not been previous approval

HIPAA rules, how to respond to difficult questions, how to approach unexpected scenarios in the field, limitations of forecasting outcomes