Expand your understanding of ethics. Learn how to build a safer therapeutic environment for yourself and your client.
In this course you will review the essential roles, rights and responsibilities that are accepted in order to be recognized as a professional, the concepts transference and countertransference and how they apply to your practice, and the terms ethics, ethical dilemma, ethical dissonance, confidentiality and boundaries and their application in important practice considerations.
Learn more about the Ethics: Therapeutic Environment course.
Learn about the history, etiology and pathophysiology of hepatitis, as well as how to differentiate between several viral hepatitis types, their associated symptoms, modes of transmission, preventive measures, treatments and risks. Of particular value to massage therapists are the guidelines pertaining to Universal Precautions; including hand washing, laundering and equipment sanitization. Also covered are common misconceptions, conventional therapeutic options and alternative treatments for viral hepatitis.
Learn more about the Infectious Disease: Hepatitis course.
Learn about modes of transmission, infection control procedures, clinical management, and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome as well medical prevention and treatment.
This continuing education course also covers information with regard to universal precautions for healthcare workers and implications for the massage therapist.
Learn more about the Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS course.
Massage therapists are increasingly working in various medical settings - physician's offices, long term care facilities, hospitals - and the population of the United States continues to become more ethnically diverse. As a result, it is important that as health care providers working as part of a multi-disciplinary team we become more familiar with the cultural differences of our clients to become more sensitive to their perspective so that we may provide the best care. Additionally, it is important that we impart sensitivity to other cultures, and to our support staff, so that each person we are in contact with is treated with consideration.
Learn more about the Diversity: Cultural Competence course.
For additional Maryland Mandatory Program Set options visit our Maryland Packages page.
Jennifer Chapman, LMT, NCTMB
This is the best ethics course I have seen yet. The content was very clear, to the point and very professional. I learned a lot compared to any class I've attended on Ethics.. I also liked being able to print off the material so that I can refer to it in the future. Thanks!
Barbara Thaler, LMT, NCTMB
This course raised my awareness of cultural differences that affect quality of health care in a massage practice. There were several specific examples given that I will remember for the future. Living in such a diverse area as metropolitan DC, this course was essential.
Carter Beckett, LMT
This is truely an interesting, comprehensive. and informative course. I recommend this class to all complementary health care providers, as well as anyone who interested in this disease and it's prevention.
This course helped re-establish my values and intentions as a massage therapist. Thank you for providing such clear and concise information. I enjoyed the pictures as they served to enforce my learning experience.
Alexander Acimovic, LMT, NCTMB
The course materials were as well put together, easy to follow and understand, and well served to meet my continuing education requirements as all prior CE courses from IIHS have been. I am always severely disappointed to see the promotion of the cult of bureaucratization take over the massage occupation. For example the definition of a client/therapist relationship as an unequal power dynamic, rather than a relationship in which both sides gain mutual benefit; or the idea that "dual" relationships are not something humans are capable of balancing maturely; or the idea that if we do not take continually increasing amounts of CE classes, and feed the growing massage bureacracy industry, that we will not be respected. However, for none of these things do I blame IIHS, which has always provided me with a quality product.
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.
Leslie L. DeMatteo, LMT, MS, has been an active massage therapist since 1998, after graduating from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, FL. There she completed the massage therapy program along with a certificate program in Nuad-Bo-Rarn: Traditional Massage of Thailand.
Since then, she has completed continuing education in cranial-sacral fundamentals, cancer and mastectomy massage, reflexology, trigger point therapy and prenatal massage. She is also certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a Professional Level member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Her work in massage therapy continuing education and teaching in a massage school ignited a passion for adult training and education, which led her to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Adult Learning: Vocational Instruction, followed by her a Master's Degree in Adult Learning.
Ms. DeMatteo is the instructor for many of the Institute's courses including such courses as Advanced Prenatal Massage, Ethics of Diversity. Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach, Diversity: Cultural Competence, Mastering Pregnancy Massage, and many more.
Original founder of the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, Ralph graduated from The Swedish Institute, New York in 1981. A New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Ralph was also the associate producer and host of the Holistic Health and Wellness and Natural Wellness programs in White Plains, NY, the creator of the Loving Pregnancy Massage video and author of the Healing Energy & Touch course manual.
Ralph has also authored and co-authored additional courses with the Institute including Developing a Wellness Center, Prenatal Massage Fundamentals, Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease: Hepatitis, Medical Errors, Ethics: Therapeutic Relationships, Advanced Anatomy & Physiology, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Ethics: Practice Management.
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