Confidentiality of Subject Data

TitleConfidentiality of Subject Data
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmerican Sociological Association,
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association
AbstractDuring a state-sponsored study of day care facilities, a field worker observes an infant sleeping in a crib next to an open garbage can. The day care sites and employees have been assured that all information gathered was confidential. Should the field worker report the violation to the proper authorities, or should she keep this information confidential?
URLhttp://www.asanet.org/ethics/detail.cfm?id=Case46
OEC Unique IdentifierAmerican Sociological Association, Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum
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