The client or his authorized representative may revoke any declaration of consent at any time by written notification to the social worker, office or office with which the initial consent was filed. The revocation of consent shall not affect communications and recordings disclosed prior to the notification of the revocation, except that such communications and recordings may not be made public again after the date of notification of withdrawal of consent. Informed consent is the process by which social workers discuss with clients the nature of the relationship between the social worker and the client. Through the informed agreement, the social worker and the client outline what the client can expect from the professional relationship and what the social worker expects from the client`s involvement. What are the exceptions to the status? The law defines six specific areas in which the confidentiality of communications and recordings can be excluded. Some of them are very clear and others are based on the professional judgment of social workers. The dual purpose of the derogations to be respected is to allow the client or his agent to violate confidentiality in certain circumstances and to protect the social worker in certain circumstances where there are compelling professional reasons for disclosing confidential information. 1. Check all relevant standards in the NASW Code of Ethics. In this case, the most relevant standards concern customer self-determination (section 1.02), informed consent (section 1.03) as well as data protection and confidentiality (section 1.07). Conflict of interest standards (section 1.06) may also be relevant to the extent that the social worker provides services to two persons (mother and child) whose interests may be in conflict. Some might say that it would have been wise for the social worker to refer the mother to another clinician for individual advice. As the code states, “social workers who expect a conflict of interest between people who receive services or who expect to have to play potentially conflicting roles [for example.B.
where a social worker is invited to testify in a child custody dispute or divorce proceedings with clients], their role should be clarified with the parties concerned and appropriate measures should be taken to minimise conflicts of interest. In simple language that meets the client`s developmental and language needs, the social worker must explain to the client that he or she will keep information generally private, but that there are certain cases where the social worker must break the client`s confidentiality. At this point, the social worker should indicate that if he or she suspects child abuse based on information provided by the client, the social worker must violate the client`s confidentiality to report the suspicion to child protection services. . . .