Confidentiality: ethical and legal aspects for Canadian psychologists.

  title={Confidentiality: ethical and legal aspects for Canadian psychologists.},
  author={Susan Jackman Cram and Keith S. Dobson},
  journal={Canadian psychology = Psychologie canadienne},
  volume={34 3},
AbstractThis paper focusses on the ethical and legal aspects of confidentiality for Canadian psychologists, with particular emphasis on clinical psychology. The concepts of confidentiality, privileged communication, and privacy are clarified. The law of privileged communication in Canada is presented. Ethical standards, provincial and federal legislation, and case law bearing on confidentiality in clinical practice are discussed. Issues of mandatory child abuse reporting, the duty to protect… CONTINUE READING