A patient under the care of your agency committed suicide, and you are in charge of the adverse incident review of this case. Considering the stakeholders in your agency (clients, providers, management, third-party payers, etc.), what are the potential ethical conflicts that may arise from your role investigating this incident, and what would you do to appropriately discharge your ethical duties?
When you discuss the potential ethical conflicts, provide evidence from the scholarly articles you read for this week and/or reference specific, relevant ethical standards from the Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals (Links to an external site.) from the National Organization for Human Services.
When responding to your peers’ original postings, review the conflicts they selected and elaborate upon them by commenting on their approach and/or making suggestions.
Please provide an initial substantive answer between 400 words in length.
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Chapter 1: Psychology as a Science
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