We have a scenario in a workplace wellness intervention where employees are responsible for the security and safety of the general public. The study is very careful not to collect data that diagnoses anything specifically (mental, physical or otherwise). However, it is possible that all data elements together could identify a participant that may need more intensive attention than the included intervention (s).
May is the important wording here. Again, we are not diagnosing anyone, all measures are non-clinical and non-diagnostic.
Referring that participant who may need help, to that help, is easy. But, do we also have a responsibility to alert the employer who has a responsibility to maintain the security and safety of the general public?
If so, how do we do so with as much support and privacy to that employee?