Analysis of legal institutions and processes in the New Zealand health care context – a case study
Analyse the following hypothetical case in relation to the five learning outcomes. The case relates to a psychologist and the law is relevant across health and disability occupations.
A registered psychologist provided couple’s therapy to clients A (a woman) and B (a man). The clients were counselled separately and together for their relationship issues.
The psychologist developed an individual, social and personal relationship with B. The final straw was when A discovered the psychologist had gone to dinner with B. A filed a complaint with the Health and Disability Commissioner.