Book Review of The Ethics of Touch

AMTA - Texas Chapter
August 2003
by Randy Bratsven M.A., RMT, MTI, NCTMB
AMTA Texas M.E.R.T. Coordinator

The Ethics of Touch concisely, honestly describes issues in intimacy and touch in the practice of today's massage practitioner. Fifteen contributing authors create 304 pages divided into 9 chapters providing a thorough and diverse examination of ethical principles for practice. Key topics: Ethical Principles, Boundaries, Dynamics of Effective Communication, Dual Relationships, Sex, Touch and Intimacy, Ethical Practice Management, Business Ethics, Special Considerations in Cases of Trauma, and Supervision. The Ethics of Touch provides the reader with sample Forms, Specialized Protocols, various association Codes of Ethics along with scenarios of real life circumstances with reflective exercises, self-test and practical steps as well as resources for further exploration. The Ethics of Touch provides an excellent reference for individuals to have on their bookshelf as well as content for Ethics Curriculum.

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