Ethical Boundaries: Dual Relationships

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Let’s talk a minute about Dual Relationships

Dual relationships pose another dilemma that Recovery Supporters may find themselves in.

Dual relationships is where a recovery supporter may have had contact with a resident in a social/personal context as well as in a professional role, bringing up the ethical issue of boundaries.

The line between personal/social and professional roles can become blurred, especially in certain cultural communities.

Dual relationships should be avoided if possible.

A recovery supporter who knows a resident from a past social or sexual encounter should not assume a professional role with that resident.

Some residents may avoid accessing services because they are afraid of seeing someone they know, and the ethical issues regarding disclosure and trust are many.

If there is no other recovery supporter available to the resident, it is imperative to define the professional role and their meanings, and how the information shared will remain confidential.

Reference:  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK573037/

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Ethical Boundaries: Introduction
Ethical Boundaries: Introduction cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Ethics and Boundaries and Different
Ethical Boundaries: Code of Ethics
Ethical Boundaries: Standards of Ethical Practice and Professional Conduct
Ethical Boundaries: Obligation of All Recovery House Operators
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #1
Ethical Boundaries: What is an Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Ethical Boundaries in Recovery Housing
Ethical Boundaries: Staying Within Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Dual Relationships
Ethical Boundaries: Are You Crossing Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #2
Ethical Boundaries: What Are Boundary Violations?
Ethical Boundaries: Examples of Professionals Crossing Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Example #1 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #2 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #3 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Be Safe Instead of Being Sorry
Ethical Boundaries: Staying in Your Lane
Ethical Boundaries: How to Avoid Crossing Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Employment
Ethical Boundaries: Money
Ethical Boundaries: Grievances
Ethical Boundaries: Staff
Ethical Boundaries: "Difficult" or "Mean" Resident
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3 Cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Summary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #3
Ethical Boundaries: NEXT STEPS