Dual Relationship

Any situation in which a doctor-patient relationship may be ‘contaminated’ by a second relationship—e.g., business or financial relationships, romantic involvement, or blood or marital relatedness
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In these situations there is clearly the potential for an inappropriate dual relationship, where a social worker engages with the client in a self-serving manner and where a social worker's judgment and services may be shaped and influenced by his or her access to a client's specialized knowledge.
3) When a dual relationship cannot be avoided, counselors take appropriate professional precautions such as informed consent, consultation, supervision and documentation to ensure that judgement is not impaired and no exploitation has occurred.
Employing or supervising students, as research or teaching assistants or in field practice, is a relatively common and certainly accepted form of dual relationship.
In some cases, use of an interpreter may inadvertently lead to the development of a dual relationship within the help setting--one relationship with the therapist and one with the interpreter.
had voted to amend the company's Offering Memorandum to remove that dual relationship from the business plan.
The article pointed out that in many dual relationship cases where a therapist or counselor gets in trouble, there has been too much personal disclosure by the practitioner.
It is not uncommon, for example, to note that rural practitioners find themselves in unenviable and unavoidable dual relationship situations purely as a function of the context of practice.
Some situations clearly would result in a dual relationship.
What was less clear, however, was whether accepting money from a supervisee constituted a dual relationship.
According to survey results, most cleaning industry professionals (85%) are fully aware of the importance of this dual relationship of cleaning for appearance and health.
Twenty years after comprehensive education reform brought public charter schools to Massachusetts, the state continues to have a curious dual relationship with charters: Evidence strongly suggests they have made an enormous, positive impact on public education, yet many state and local education officials remain reluctant to unleash the full power that charters have to transform education.
The field of mental health has coined the term dual relationship to describe ethical problems that occur when a therapist enters into additional roles with a client that are not central to providing therapy.