Liability Issues for Social Workers in the Clinical Context: An Overview

  • Sana Loue


Social workers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of legal liability in connection with their clinical practice and their supervisory and administrative responsibilities. This chapter provides an overview of situations in which a social worker may be confronted with the potential for legal liability and presents a menu of strategies that can be utilized to both manage legal risk and ensure the quality of service provision to clients. The chapter builds on the previous three chapters that addressed the social worker-client relationship, issues related to confidentiality and disclosure, and licensing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of BioethicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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