By Shane S. Bush
The yank mental organization released a revision of the moral ideas of Psychologists and Code of behavior in 2002.This textual content, a better half to the 2002 textual content moral concerns in scientific Neuropsychology by means of Bush and Drexler, offers the reader with universal moral demanding situations in neuropsychology. this article examines the diversities among the 1992 and 2002 APA Ethics Codes as they relate to neuropsychological activities.The authors current situations and speak about moral matters on the topic of neuropsychological perform with a number of sufferer populations and in a number of scientific settings. additionally, moral matters in neuropsychological learn and attempt improvement are tested. The textual content additionally comprises chapters on rising and especially not easy elements of neuropsychological perform, reminiscent of the evaluate of reaction validity, and using details know-how and telecommunications. by utilizing case illustrations, the authors research moral concerns in neuropsychology and the hot Ethics Code, delivering a pragmatic procedure for figuring out and selling moral neuropsychological perform.
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However, the neuropsychologist who does not address causality in the clinical report but then later, when provided with additional documents by the patient’s attorney, adds statements reflecting such opinions, has entered into a dual role. In contrast, transitioning from the clinical examiner role to the treating doctor role following completion of the evaluation is appropriate. Conclusions It is acknowledged that the descriptions of neuropsychologist roles provided here will not be met with universal acceptance.
In many situations, it is vital to determine the patient’s level of education so that test results can be properly interpreted. 03 (Informed Consent in Assessment) dictates that psychologists usually obtain informed consent for assessments, and that such consent includes an explanation of the nature and purpose of assessment. 10, the problem again being that there is no guidance on how much or how little information should be provided in obtaining informed consent. 06 (Interpreting Assessment Results) states that psychologists need to account for things that might affect their interpretation of the results, including “various test factors, test-taking abilities, and other characteristics of the person being assessed…”.
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A Casebook of Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology by Shane S. Bush