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Ethics in Massage Therapy: Renewing Professional Integrity

Course #: 03-2422

Price: $9.00

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

'Renewing Professional Integrity: Ethics in Massage Therapy' aims to deepen the understanding of ethical principles among massage therapists and improve their professional conduct. By completing this course, you will gain a competitive edge in the industry, enhance your professional reputation, and increase your client's trust in your services. It comprises important subjects such as professional ethics, informed consent, managing boundaries, resolving ethical dilemmas, cultural competence, and ethical use of technology and social media. In this program, learners will involve themselves in reflective practices and gain ways by which ethical challenges can be navigated with confidence and integrity. It also underscores the significance of adhering to high levels of moral behavior for consumers' safety, well-being, and trust while maintaining credibility and professionalism within the field.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Understand basic professional ethics, including honesty, non-disclosure agreements, patient permissions, and personal space limits.
  2. Identify ethical principles in practice to maintain professional standards.
  3. Analyze moral dilemmas using structured approaches like the Four-Component Model (moral sensitivity, judgment, motivation, character).
  4. Evaluate decisions to ensure client welfare and professionalism.
  5. Acquire knowledge to care for patients from diverse backgrounds with cultural respect.
  6. Comprehend the necessity of cultural awareness in preventing discrimination and fostering therapeutic relationships.
CEU Course Outline

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Overview of the course
  • Objectives and expectations

Section 1: Understanding Professional Ethics (7 minutes)

  • Overview and key concepts (4 minutes)
  • Reflection questions (3 minutes)

Section 2: The Importance of Boundaries (7 minutes)

  • Overview and key concepts (4 minutes)
  • Reflection questions (3 minutes)

Section 3: Informed Consent and Client Autonomy (7 minutes)

  • Overview and key concepts (4 minutes)
  • Reflection questions (3 minutes)

Section 4: Managing Ethical Dilemmas (7 minutes)

  • Overview and key concepts (4 minutes)
  • Reflection questions (3 minutes)

Section 5: Cultural Competence and Ethical Practice (7 minutes)

  • Overview and key concepts (4 minutes)
  • Reflection questions (3 minutes)

Section 6: Ethical Issues in Technology and Social Media (7 minutes)

  • Overview and key concepts (4 minutes)
  • Reflection questions (3 minutes)

Section 7: Continuing Professional Development and Ethical Practice (7 minutes)

  • Overview and key concepts (4 minutes)
  • Reflection questions (3 minutes)

Conclusion (5 minutes)

  • Summary of key points
  • Final thoughts and takeaways

References (2 minutes)

  • Review and provide reference materials
  • Briefly address any questions related to the references if time permits
Total Time: 1 hour
Level of Difficulty: Introductory 

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Course Date: 2024-07-09

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