Decision-Making Skills: Scenario 2

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

It would need to be determined if the grandmother was on a release and if by leaving the grandmother there the mother gave permission.

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?

At the next session the supervisor should review protected health information and informed release.

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?

Understanding who is and isn’t on a release and what is protected health information.

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