Year: 1984 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.14, no.2, (Summer 1984), p.96-112 SIEC No: 19831789

Crisis interventionists frequently confront a moral dilemma when violating client trust seems necessary if self-destructive behavior is to be prevented. Two fundamental moral values conflict in such cases: concern for client welfare and respect for client rights and autonomy. Following critical examination of each of these values, attention is given to a series of hypothetical cases involving the confidentiality dilemma.