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Experiential Ethics

6 Hour CE Course

Average rating based on the following evaluation questions:

  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

Enrollment Options

Text Materials Shipped and Test Online

Contents: Text shipped to you. online multiple-choice test.


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Contents: Text and multiple-choice test shipped to you.


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(I already own "Ethics in Practice" text.)


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Learn a universal ethical framework that addresses massage therapy-specific ethics and real-life business advice. This course is loaded with examples from massage therapists who share their diverse experiences with you. The AMTA Code of Ethics Guidelines are the backbone for the ethics portion. The business portion includes examples of ethical business practice situations and their resolutions, and honest advice about the realities of a massage therapy career.

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Content Outline

Universal Principles of Healthcare Ethics 0.5 hour
AMTA Code of Ethics Guideline #1: Quality 0.5 hour
AMTA Guidelines #2-5: Non-Judgment; Self-Assessment; Confidentiality and Professionalism             1 hour
AMTA Guidelines #6-7: Boundaries and Do No Harm 0.5 hour
Analyzing an Ethical Situation 0.5 hour
  Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas and Business Issues  1 hour
  Special Ethical Considerations  1 hour
Test and Course Evaluation 1 hour
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There can't be enough written on this vital topic for massage therapists. Lee's perspective is based on what we really need to hear about - the actual experiences we face.

Dianne Polseno, LPN, LMT, Ethics Educator & Columnist

The course was informative and straightforward; I really enjoyed it and it was a great refresher

Lisa Hall

Very well written and thought provoking! It was nice to see issues I have encountered addressed and discussed. I'm not alone!

Lisa M. Bengtson, CMT, NCTMB, AMTA - Byram Therapeutic Massage

This course helped me to better understand the ethical system in which we need to establish credibility in our profession. I enjoyed reading the "Real-Life Wisdom" the scenarios were a great way to confirm the ethical principles.

Patrica A. Grantz - Pelham, NH

Having been in practice for more than 30 years (& taken numerous ethics courses for re-certification), I appreciate the refreshing choices of ethics credit options (that are not the usual dry content) that are available at the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies. THANKS!

Ronda Throne, LMT

Great course,very enlightend from taking this course.Recommend the textbook for this course be used in massage schools.

Jedadia Ketchabaw, LMT

Lots of great information. Thank you for this course!

Jean Nottage Van Horn, LMP

Though I knew most of the things I read about, it was an excellent refresher course and am glad it is required for renewal of the NCBTMB credential. It helps us re-evaluate our standing with our clients and keep our profession in perspective. To me, hands-on is the way to go as you get more impact in the learning process, yet, having on-line courses is an excellent way to go when the courses you want or need don't match your schedule, not in the area, or you forgot until the last minute. This is my first on-line course and have thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you.

Regina Driggs, LMP

Ii was pleasantly surprised at the great quality of material provided with the course.

Johanna Gierhart-Straub, LMT

This is the best course on Ethics that I have taken. It is about massage therapy by a therapist. Making it easier to read and understand the material and really relate it to my practice.

Denise Chapman, LMT

Excellent, thank you. Very practical information.

Christine Riley, LMT

This was very well done. It was very helpful to read and evaluate according to my own needs. It gave me a lot of insight, and increased my self-awareness.

Regina Rourk Childress, LMT

It was very easy to ready and no issues taking the test.

Irma Molina, LMT

This was one book I enjoyed reading, not only to gather CE credits, but to read and enjoy. Thanks!

Lucille Byrant, LMT, NCTMB

Ethics is a difficult subject to conceptualize. I think this course was one of the better ones that I have been exposed to.

Stephen Philbrick, LMT, NCTMB

AT first I thought the material was uninteresting. However all the information was accurate and relevant. The Special Topics section produced more curiosity on my part. Then the Test really made me look more deeply into the application of the ethics principles as they were explained in the text. I appreciate this course, and thank the author for it. Also, your organization has provided me with a valuable way to earn the CEUs that I need for my Massage License, and my practice. Thank you.

Ann Kyle

This course was exceptionally better than what I learned in class 12 years ago. I will use it if I ever teach an ethics class in the future. I do recommend the course it was a great refresher for me.

Pamela Ward, LMT

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Correlate the 7 principles of medical ethics to the massage therapy profession
  2. Use the 7 principles of medical ethics to analyze and resolve ethical situations in one's own practice
  3. Apply insights from other practitioners’ experiences to effectively handle inter-connected ethical, business and emotional experiences in the massage therapy profession
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Sample Text

“Role fidelity requires a healthcare practitioner to operate within his or her scope of practice to ensure that no harm comes to the client due to the practitioner overstepping professional boundaries...It is vital that you understand your scope of practice as a massage therapist and be aware of when and to whom to refer your clients if their conditions warrant additional medical attention that you are unqualified to provide.” From Ethics in Practice: A Handbook for Modern Massage Therapists (2008) by Lee Picciuto

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Sample Test Question

Which of the principles of medical ethics most directly relates to the following situation?

If you are fairly certain of how to do a specific massage technique but you are not absolutely certain of it, do you go ahead and perform the procedure?

A)     Veracity
B)     Autonomy
C)     Role Fidelity
D)     Justice

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