Certain ethical dilemmas can be more common or more complicated when professionals practice in rural, remote, or small communities. An overlapping relationship (often called a dual or multiple relationship) occurs when a professional enters into a second, non-professional relationship or role with a client. In rural settings those in the helping professions are likely to experience overlapping relationships and to have difficulty separating formal and informal community participation. These have implications for professional objectivity and confidentiality. Overlapping relationships can instigate ethical dilemmas or complicate the resolution of ethical issues. This presentation will review the results of recent qualitative research with practising rural Canadian psychologists. Specifically, this presentation will highlight challenges and solutions for dealing with overlapping relationships including possible adaptations to urban-centric practice norms.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Annual Multidisciplinary Conference - Las Vegas, New Zealand|
Duration: 12 Mar 2012 → 15 Mar 2012
|Conference||International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Annual Multidisciplinary Conference|
|Period||12/03/12 → 15/03/12|
Malone, J., & Brunner, B. (2012). Overlapping relationships and objectivity in rural professional practice. Abstract from International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Annual Multidisciplinary Conference, New Zealand.