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Ethics in Case Management: Standards, Conduct

Athena Forum has now incorporated the CCMC® Code of Professional Conduct into the Ethics in Case Management course as an addition to the Standards developed by NASW and CMSA.

3. A Board-Certified Case Manager (CCM) will not violate the code of ethics governing the profession upon which the individual's eligibility for the CCM designation is based.

[Ethics in Case Management, Module A, Ethical Standards]

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Ethics in CM: Ethical Conduct is Patient-Centered

A commonality which runs through the standards and codes of conduct across disciplines in health care is the patient-centered nature of ethical behavior. Not only is case management subject to the ethical standards of their core disciplines, CMs must also embrace those standards governing others such as therapists and health information professionals as they counsel patients and interact with protected health information (PHI).

[Ethics in Case Management, Module A, Ethical Standards] www.athenaforum.com


Ethics in CM: Legal Foundation of Duty to Warn

The environment for the delivery of health care continues to change. Sites of care are shifting, with more care provided in ambulatory settings.

New diagnostic and treatment capabilities in conjunction with economic pressure have intensified the ethical dilemmas facing ambulatory care practice.

The duty to warn is a concept that arises in the law of torts in a number of circumstances, indicating that a party will be held liable for injuries caused to another, where the party had the opportunity to warn the other of a hazard and failed to do so.

In health care, particularly clinical psychological practice in the United States, duty to warn requires a clinician who has reasonable grounds to believe that a client may be in imminent danger of harming himself or others to warn the possible victims.

The threshold for the duty to warn or protect often rests precariously beside the criteria permitting an exception to confidentiality.

[Ethics in Case Management, Module F, Ambulatory and Community Based] www.athenaforum.com

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