The Ethics of Touch goes beyond examining countless ethical situations that involve touch to include many implications of business practice. I was unable to find a topic of interest to me that was not included in this book. The authors, Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Ben E. Benjamin and many other contributors, provide clear definitions and examples in a very thought provoking and educational package.
The Ethics of Touch is easy and interesting to read--and will be a valuable reference book. Each chapter is clearly organized and indexed for easy access to specific topics, and includes a conclusion and highlights section. This is particularly beneficial when trying to recall that `elusive concept.' The authors have provided `Discussion Questions' and `Activities' with each chapter, as well as numerous checklists and questionnaires.
Topics covered are Ethical Principles; Boundaries; Dynamics of Effective Communication; Relationships; Sex, Touch and Intimacy; Ethical Practice Management; Business Ethics; Special Considerations in Cases of Trauma; Supervision. Appendices contain examples of business forms, as well as Ethics Codes of the many professional bodywork associations--although I note that BC's extensive "Code of Ethics" is not included.
I wish this book had been available when I began my practice. There are many instances that I can think of over the last few years that would have been easier for me to have dealt with, had I been able to refer to this book.