Ethics and Professionalism for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-16
  • Publisher: Pearson
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ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN MASSAGE THERAPYis a clear, down-to-earth guide to ethics and professionalism for every aspiring and practicing massage therapist and body worker. Focused on the real-world ethical challenges professionals face, it provides clear rationales for ethical behavior, encourages introspection, conversation, critical thinking, and problem solving, and promotes meaningful conversation about ethical concepts and dilemmas. Maintaining a clear focus on the health and welfare of the healing arts profession and those it touches, it covers boundaries, relationships with clients and colleagues, legal requirements, sexual conduct, confidentiality, business practices, and more. It concludes with a full chapter on practical applications that go "beyond the textbook." Ethical codes from leading professional organizations are quoted and cited throughout, and many cases and exercises are presented. This concise book provides exceptionally meaningful information on ethics for every student, while also supporting schools seeking to streamline their curricula.

Table of Contents

1. Ethics and Professionalism

2. Boundaries

3. Relationships: Ethics, Professionalism, and Your Clients

4. Relationships: Ethics, Professionalism, and Your Colleagues

5. Ethics, Professionalism and Your Practice – Legal Requirements

6. Ethics, Professionalism and Your Practice – Sexual Conduct

7. Ethics, Professionalism and Your Practice – Confidentiality

8. Ethics, Professionalism and Your Practice – Business Practices

9. Ethics Beyond the Textbook – Practical Applications and Additional Cases

Appendix A. Points to Ponder Follow-up

Appendix B. Glossary

Appendix C. Answers to End of Questions

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