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Research study requires audio taping of subjects. Because the study requires deception. You will not be able to get informed consent or advise them about the recordings prior to participation. According to provisions of ethics code, recording without permission in this situation is:
A) ethical as long as recording is justified by the perspective value of the study
B) ethical only if consent for using the recording is obtained during the debriefing
C) ethical only if you have determined if other non-deceptive means are unavailable
D) unethical since recording without prior permission is always unacceptable

B) ethical only if consent for using the recording is obtained during the debriefing - Correct Answer.
Researcher should get informed consent unless: (1) research consists of naturalistic observations and the recording is not anticipated to be used in a way that would cause personal identification or harm; and (2) consent for use of recording is obtained during debriefing. (Std. 8.03) Option C "ensuring that alternative procedures are not feasible" is a condition for deception (Std. 8.07), and not for making a decision on whether to get an informed consent or not. So, the answer is B

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Dr. Dilemma is contacted by an insurance company, which wants information about a previous client of hers. The client`s fee was paid by insurance company and the insurance company now wants information for part of its regular peer review process. Best course of action would be to:
a. provide insurance company with the info it requests.
b. provide insurance company with the info it requests only after ensuring that the company will take steps to protect the client`s confidentiality.
c. provide the insurance company with the info it requests in a way that allows the client`s identity to be concealed.
d. refuse to release any info to the company unless she feels it is in the client`s best interests.

b. provide insurance company with the info it requests only after ensuring that the company will take steps to protect the client`s confidentiality - Correct Answer
"Normal confidentiality requirements are relaxed in cases of peer review because of the necessity to provide review committees with the info about clients. Insurance companies and other third-party payers have been fairly responsible in finding ways to maintain the confidentiality of clients. In cases of peer review, the practice is for the company to safeguard the client`s confidentiality (e.g. removing client`s name, etc.)....