A Few Notes About These Ethical Dilemmas
First, these vignettes are meant to be teaching tools.
Next, most vignettes have more than one ethical issue that can be addressed. While confidentiality has been preserved, the dynamics of each case are isomorphic to a real clinical situation faced by a practicing psychologist.
Third, many ethical dilemmas are usually not choices between right and wrong, but among competing ethical principles geared toward doing good.
Finally, since these are teaching tools, any teacher, supervisor, or mental health professional can use these vignettes as part of ethics education. While these teaching tools have been developed by psychologists, the vignettes are likely similar to those dilemmas faced in other mental health, counseling, or helping professions.
Dilemma 9: Psychologist as Character Witness
Dilemma 10: Multiple Relationships Revealed
Dilemma 11: An Unexpected Inheritance
Dilemma 12: A Request for Assistance
Dilemma 13: Troubles in the ICU
Dilemma 14: The Psychology of Advertising
Dilemma 15: To Evaluate or Not to Evaluate
Dilemma 16: Money Matters
Dilemma 17: Titles, Roles and Boundaries
Dilemma 18: Co-authorship with a Former Patient
Dilemma 19: A Missing Patient
Dilemma 20: Has the Psychologist Done Too Much?
Dilemma 21: A Phone Call From a Friend
Dilemma 22: A Duty to Report?
Dilemma 23: A Simple Request
Dilemma 24: An Institutional Conflict
Dilemma 25: A Questionable Letter
Dilemma 26: A Political Donation
Dilemma 27: To Skate or not To Skate
Dilemma 28: Another Point of View
Dilemma 29: A Blog Attacks
Dilemma 30: The Purloined Patient
Dilemma 31: The Near Death of a Salesman
Dilemma 32: The Ghost of Internet Past
Dilemma 33: Breaking Bad (or Good)
Dilemma 34: A Dreadful Voicemail
Dilemma 35: Initial Telepsychology Session for Free?
Dilemma 36: The Cancellation Conundrum (coming soon)