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Ethics: Law & Documentation

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4 CE Hours - E1054
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Ethics: Law & Documentation

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Materials

  • Manual - 19 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Take this opportunity to reflect on your professionalism while reviewing several ethical issues within the massage therapy and bodywork profession.

This course covers:

  • negligence and malpractice and the four elements of negligence
  • basic professional liability insurance terms and concepts
  • main reasons why independent contractors and employed health care professionals both need professional liability insurance
  • components of a typical professional liability policy
  • consent and recognizing examples of it
  • identifying the health care professional's obligations regarding the informed consent process
  • who may give consent on behalf of the patient when s/he is unable to do so
  • circumstances that may involve special consent rules
  • purposes and major uses of the medical record
  • components of SOAP charting
  • implications of releasing confidential information about the client

This course contains 4 hours in NCBTMB Standard I: Professionalism.

Course Objectives

  1. Define negligence and malpractice and identify the four elements of negligence.
  2. Define basic professional liability insurance terms and concepts.
  3. Identify the main reasons why independent contractors and employed health care professionals both need professional liability insurance.
  4. Identify the components of a typical professional liability policy.
  5. Define consent and recognize an example of it.
  6. Identify the health care professional's obligations regarding the informed consent process.
  7. Identify who may give consent on behalf of the patient when s/he is unable to do so.
  8. Recognize the kinds of circumstances that may involve special consent rules.
  9. List the purposes and major uses of the medical record.
  10. Recognize the components of SOAP charting.
  11. Identify the implications of releasing confidential information about the patient.

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Instructors

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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