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ISBN-13 9780132605830ISBN-10 013260583X
ISBN-10 0132653176ISBN-13 9780132653176
Author(s): Beverley Giroud
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 176

For use in all ethics and related courses massage therapy and bodywork schools, and as a reference and continuing education guidebook for professional practitioners. This text is also structured to integrate smoothly into a comprehensive business curriculum for massage therapists and body workers.

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN MASSAGE THERAPY is 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.