Maintaining ConfidentialityAs occupational therapists, you are well aware of issues of confidentiality of clients as per the OTAUSTRALIA Code of Ethics as well as the confidentiality requirements of your particular organization.
The same level of confidentiality also applies to students undertaking clinical education at your facility. The universities require staff and those managing students to protect the confidentiality of these students. This protection relates to their academic and clinical performance, university grades and any personal matters raised in the course of communications with students.
Students' progress and performance should only be discussed with the necessary people in the clinical setting and/or with the university clinical placement manager. The university clinical placement manager will consult with the Head of Division as required.