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Ethics: Roles & Boundaries

2 CE Hours - E1050
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Ethics: Roles & Boundaries

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  • Manual - 31 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 general practice level course provides massage and bodywork professionals with a discussion of the major legal and ethical concepts and terms related to roles and boundaries, so that one may better understand how these concepts are applied in the health professions today. This course provides a short and concise review.

This course reviews:

  • Definitions for assault, battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Examples of breach of confidentiality and the healthcare professional's obligations regarding the informed consent process
  • Transference, countertransference and boundaries and application in practice situations

Course Reviews

S. Sinclair, LMT, NCTMB

This was one of the most interesting ethics courses I've taken. Many topics were new to me and very timely and applicable. I actually felt that I took away some valuable information from this course.

Elizabeth Janele, LMT, NCTMB

I am glad that I am required to take this course. Over time practicing as a therapist, I think it is easy to lose sight of certain rules and boundaries that might seem more clear cut right out of school. I learned a great deal about myself through reading the material contained in the course.

Sandra Mills-Epstein, LMT

I took this course on the final leg of completing my CEU's for NYS. My intent was to simply get through it to get the last of the credits I needed. After practicing for many years I didn't think I really "needed" another look at "Ethics". What a surprise to find the course in it's entirety important, interesting, helpful, insightful and meaningful. I'll be back for more.

Mita Sigaard, LMT

Some of the legal terminology was very new and exciting and unexpected. I had never known the difference between a tort and a crime, or defamation vs. invasion of privacy. Most of these things are not discussed in relation to massage therapy.

Martha Harger, LMT, NCTMB

I feel like the class really capture key points that ALL therapists need to know, and as a business owner having worked with multiple therapists for years, many of them could use this review!!

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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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