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Dual Loyalty

When the health care professional has both duties to the person being treated or evaluated and obligations to the interests of a third party such as an employer, an insurer, a military commander, or a warden responsible for prison security.

Name four positions that are likely to involve dual loyalties.

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Positions Likely to Involve Dual Loyalties

  • Military physician, psychologist, nurse, medic
  • Prison physician, social worker, psychologist, nurse
  • Physician expert witness in court
  • Police psychologist