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Ethics: Legal & Ethical Issues

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6 CE Hours - E1059
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Ethics: Legal & Ethical Issues

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Materials

  • Manual - 38 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Examine key legal and ethical concepts related to massage and bodywork including professional roles and boundaries in the health field. Learn essential tips for medical record keeping and professional liability insurance.

This course covers:

  • negligence and malpractice and identify the four elements of negligence
  • intentional and quasi-intentional tort and recognizing how they differ from negligence or strict liability
  • assault, battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • consent and recognize an example of it
  • the defenses to intentional and quasi-intentional torts
  • examples of breach of confidentiality
  • essential roles, rights and responsibilities that are required in order to be recognized as a professional
  • transference, countertransference, consent and boundaries and applying them to important practice situations
  • basic professional liability insurance terms and concepts
  • main reasons why independent contractors and employed healthcare professionals both need professional liability insurance
  • components of a typical professional liability policy
  • healthcare 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
  • the types of circumstances that may involve special consent rules
  • the purposes and major uses of the medical record
  • components of SOAP charting
  • implications of releasing confidential information about the patient

Course Objectives

  1. Define negligence and malpractice and identify the four elements of negligence.
  2. Define intentional and quasi-intentional tort and recognize how they differ from negligence or strict liability.
  3. Define assault, battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  4. Define consent and recognize an example of it.
  5. Recognize the defenses to intentional and quasi-intentional torts.
  6. Define and identify an example of breach of confidentiality.
  7. Identify the essential roles, rights and responsibilities that are required in order to be recognized as a professional.
  8. Define the concepts transference, countertransference, consent and boundaries and apply them to important practice situations.
  9. Define basic professional liability insurance terms and concepts.
  10. Identify the main reasons why independent contractors and employed healthcare professionals both need professional liability insurance.
  11. Identify the components of a typical professional liability policy.
  12. Identify the healthcare professional's obligations regarding the informed consent process.
  13. Identify who may give consent on behalf of the patient when s/he is unable to do so.
  14. Recognize the kinds of circumstances that may involve special consent rules.
  15. List the purposes and major uses of the medical record.
  16. Recognize the components of SOAP charting.
  17. Identify the implications of releasing confidential information about the patient.

Course Reviews

Cortney Curtis, LMT

3/23/2022

Rebecca Milligan, LMT

3/19/2022

Ram C. Dyer, LMT, BCTMB

10/4/2021

Thank you for the materials to get my CEU credits to renew my LMT License. I appreciate you. Thank you.

Nancy Littlefield, LMBT, BCTMB

8/14/2021

Dana Kush, LMT

6/22/2021

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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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