Confidentiality in end-of-life and after-death situations.

  title={Confidentiality in end-of-life and after-death situations.},
  author={James L. Werth and Caroline A Burke and Rebekah J Bardash},
  journal={Ethics & behavior},
  volume={12 3},
Confidentiality is one of the foundations on which psychotherapy is built. Limitations on confidentiality in the therapeutic process have been explained and explored by many authors and organizations. However, controversy and confusion continue to exist with regard to the limitations on confidentiality in situations where clients are considering their options at the end of life and after a client has died. This article review these 2 areas and provides some suggestions for future research.