In this case, the required reporting laws can be interpreted in a number of justifiable ways. The laws supporting reporting elder abuse (and child abuse) allow you to break confidentiality and report suspected abuse. However, if you think it is possible to give this woman support and access to other services without reporting the case immediately, those alternatives will help her more in the long run. Either way, you have an obligation to address her abusive situation.
Case 2 Discussion
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