Ethical issues with managed care: Challenges facing counseling psychology

Caren C. Cooper, Michael C. Gottlieb

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With the advent of managed care, counseling psychologists are encountering vexing ethical issues. These issues arise not only for practitioners but for researchers, educators, and trainers as well. In this article, the authors briefly describe the evolution of managed care and review basic biomedical ethics and ethical decision-making models. The authors then examine specific ethical issues and offer suggestions for practice, research, and education and training. This article concludes with a research agenda, a review of projected general trends in health care delivery, and a discussion of counseling psychology's role in addressing current concerns as well as influencing the future evolution of health care delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-236
Number of pages58
JournalCounseling Psychologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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