David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Behavior 6 (2):107 – 124 (1996)
Psychologists and psychiatrists recently started using electronic mail (e-mail) to conduct therapy. This article explores relevant ethical and legal issues including, among others, the nature of the professional relationship, boundaries of competence, informed consent, treating minors, confidentiality, and the duty to warn and protect. To illustrate these complex issues, two services currently operating are discussed. To address potential hazards to clients and the profession, a new ethical standard for e-mail therapists is offered.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dhruvi Kakkad (2005). A New Ethical Praxis: Psychologists' Emerging Responsibilities in Issues of Social Justice. Ethics and Behavior 15 (4):293 – 308.
Derek Hill & Caroline Jones (eds.) (2003). Forms of Ethical Thinking in Therapeutic Practice. Open University Press.
I. I. Watson, Samuel Zizzi & Edward F. Etzel (2006). Articles: Ethical Training in Sport Psychology Programs: Current Training Standards. Ethics and Behavior 16 (1):5 – 14.
Richard F. Kitchener (1991). The Ethical Foundations of Behavior Therapy. Ethics and Behavior 1 (4):221 – 238.
Brigitte Jansen & Juergen Simon (2005). Some Ethical and Legal Issues in Germany Involving Informed Consent and Patenting. Science and Engineering Ethics 11 (1):93-96.
Stephen Coleman (2006). E-Mail, Terrorism, and the Right to Privacy. Ethics and Information Technology 8 (1):17-27.
James J. Cappel (1995). A Study of Individuals' Ethical Beliefs and Perceptions of Electronic Mail Privacy. Journal of Business Ethics 14 (10):819 - 827.
Thomas J. Hodson, Fred Englander & Valerie Englander (1999). Ethical, Legal and Economic Aspects of Employer Monitoring of Employee Electronic Mail. Journal of Business Ethics 19 (1):99 - 108.
Amy M. Bovi (2003). Ethical Guidelines for Use of Electronic Mail Between Patients and Physicians. American Journal of Bioethics 3 (3):43-47.
Thomas E. Ruggiero (2001). Electronic Mail and Listservs: Effective Journalistic Ethical Fora? Journal of Mass Media Ethics 16 (4):293 – 304.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #304,000 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?