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Confidentiality cannot always be maintained. There are some circumstances under which confidentiality must be broken, either for legal or for ethical reasons.

Tasks:

In a minimum of 200 words, respond to the following:

  • Suppose a defendant you are evaluating tells you about a plan to kill someone. Explain your ethical obligations in this scenario, if any.
  • What are the ethical issues involved in a duty to protect? Explain using the above scenario and discuss variations to the scenario that might lead you to a different ethical decision.

Cite the appropriate APA and specialty ethical guidelines to support your answers.