This article discusses the importance of ethical standards for rehabilitation counselors who work with clients who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Rehabilitation professionals in this field are often faced with the possible ethical dilemma of having overlapping relationships at personal, business, or other professional levels. Although dual relationships can occur with any counselor/client interaction, this ethical question is particularly pronounced due to the small number of members in the Deaf and hard of hearing community and the fewer relationship options. This article outlines eight steps to making sound ethical decisions as well as how to manage dual relationships for rehabilitation professionals who work with Deaf and hard of hearing clients.
Smith, J. A. (2019). Managing Dual Relationships for Rehabilitation Professionals who Work with Clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. JADARA, 49(1). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol49/iss1/5