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Ethics: Health Professionalism

4 CE Hours - E1053
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Ethics: Health Professionalism

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  • Manual - 54 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to complete this program online please select the "Materials: Available online + Test: Available online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option


This short course gives massage therapists and bodyworkers an opportunity to reflect on their own professionalism and several important ethical considerations that relate to the health professions.

This course reviews:

  • the roles and boundaries of your practice
  • commonly misunderstood questions about the scientific method and how to apply them to setting the boundaries of your practice
  • the correct application of each component of the therapeutic process: assessment, referral, therapeutic action and outcome evaluation
  • important ethical considerations that relate to the roles and boundaries of professional massage and/or bodywork

Course Reviews

Pamela Fuller, LMP

Completing this course was my first experience with IIHS. The course materials were very well organized and clearly written; the content was current and highly relevant; the course fee was reasonable; and the test questions were easy to understand. I will definitely seek future courses from IIHS. Thanks for such a positive experience!

K. Little NCMT Rexburg, ID

I really enjoyed the "Paradigms of Health and Illness". Thank you for holding my attention by looking at more facets of a common topic! I loved being able to test online. That\'s a nice plus for those of us with a busy schedule.

Arleen Gersten, LMT

The material was clear and straight forward. I enjoyed reading as it reminded me how important it is to set boundaries a in a clear, firm and respectful way to benefit everyone involved. Also, how careful we must be when recording the client's information. Thank you

Barbara L. Downing, LMT

I really enjoyed the course, and appreciated the personal/therapist examples (one of the reasons I like in-class training). Thank you for this course, and it will help me in thinking about new ways to expand my practice. I found many new classes that I want to take at another time. I will definitely be back for more.

David Newman, LMT

This was more thought provoking than I expected. I appreciate the contemplative exercises encouraging the student to look at personal philosophies and I also appreciated the cases presentations. I also appreciate the respectful approach to alternative therapies. I am curious why such a relatively large amount of attention was paid to pseudoscience. However I did find it thought provoking for examining my own views on energy work and other alternative modalities that I use. I would also like to see transference/counter-transerence examined in a little more detail, but it did get the point across. Like if the client is transferring mother issues, how might that be recognized by the therapist. Thank you for the thoughtful materials.

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Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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