Informed Consent Confidentiality

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1) What are the roles of respect and dignity in the American Psychological Association Ethics Code? The code of ethics outlines that “psychologists respect the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination” (APA, 2016, p. 4). It also stipulates that psychologists remain cognizant that special safeguards may be necessary to protect the rights and welfare of persons or communities whose vulnerabilities impair their independent decision making. Psychologists are aware of and respect cultural, individual, and role differences such as race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, religion, and language and consider these factors when working with the differing groups. Additionally, in embracing clients’ rights and dignity, psychologists try to eliminate the effect of biases and prejudices based on individual and role differences and not overlook such activities. 2)…show more content…
Informed consent is defined by the following in accordance with the APA 2016, p. 7: A) Informed consent is used to obtain permission to conduct research or provide services in language that is reasonably understandable except when conducting activities is mandated by law or governmental
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