Pearson's Massage Therapy: Blending Art with Science (Chapter 5 Study Guide)
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What is fiduciary responsibility?
The client putting trust in the massage therapist, who is obligated for acting in their best interest.
Power Differential is:
Intrinsic to the therapist/client relationship.
Why is massage therapy emotional?
Because it involves feeling of support & closeness.
Why does massage therapy differ from other business relationships?
Is based on therapeutic touch.
What's "clinical supervision"?
Consultation with a specially trained supervisor.
Consistency in ethical decision requires:
Last step in the ethical decision making model:
Learn from the outcome of your actions.
What's essential for the massage therapist to do in order to decrease their influence over the client's decisions?
Identifying of personal temptations relating to the client's outcome.
What should you do when making an ethical decision in order to get an objective view of the situation?
Consult with others
1st step in the ethical decision making model:
Defining the question or dilemma.
What's the "ethical decision making" model?
A logical process that proceeds in an orderly matter.
What's a dilemma?
- 2 or more ethical principals in conflict
- Selecting a lesser harm or a greater good.
Violations of the law are determined by:
What's more detailed:
A) Code of Ethics
B) Standards of Practice
B - Standards of Practice
Duty of massage therapists:
DO NO HARM
What's meant by "selfless service"?
Holding clients well-being above your personal gain.
What are "duties"?
Obligations to act in a particular way.
The "right of self-determination":
Getting informed, voluntary consent from the client.
Principles, qualities, traits, etc. that are considered worthwhile.
What do professional associations decide?
Professional codes of ethics.
List the 10 steps of the "Ethical Decision Making Model."
- 1) Define the ethical question or dilemma
- 2) Determine if this is also a legal issue
- 3) Identify values, rights & professional standards that apply
- 4) List the people who might be affected by the outcome of the decision
- 5) List alternative courses of action
- 6) Identify the most important values, rights, standards & other consideration.
- 7) Identify your own motivation or interest in the outcome & any personal temptations.
- 8) Consider advice from others
- 9) Select the course of action that maintains the highest values or that results in the greatest good with the least harm.
- 10) Evaluate the consequences of your decision & learn from your experience.
What would you like to do?
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