Taking the High Road: Ethics and Practice in Disability and Disability-Related Evaluations


When Studs Terkel penned that people must work “or else,” it is unlikely he was thinking about mental health disability and disability-related evaluations. Nevertheless, such evaluations commonly occur, often in a highly charged context of claims, conflict, and dispute. The outcome of these mental health evaluations can be life altering. Careers, financial stability, benefits, or legal decisions and awards can hinge upon the opinion of a mental health professional.


American Medical Association Mental Health Professional Employment Evaluation American Psychological Association Ethical Obligation 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgetown University Medical CenterArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Southern Methodist University Dedman School of LawDallasUSA

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