Book Review of The Ethics of Touch

AMTA - Wisconsin Chapter Newsletter
Connecting Hands Vol 10 Issue 3
July 2003
by Kay S. Peterson, WCMT

The Ethics of Touch is the most comprehensive book I have ever seen on the issue of ethical behavior for the massage therapist. The text provides real life examples that clearly illustrate the topic headings. Each chapter also includes suggested solutions to dilemmas, and a complete summary that provides the reader with a quick reference of topics discussed. Each chapter also concludes with discussion questions and activities giving the reader opportunities for strengthening their skills in interpersonal ethical relationships. Topics covered range from barter to post traumatic stress, it would be difficult to find a topic that is not included.

This text is a must have for all massage therapists, I believe it should be required text in all massage schools and should also become a permanent and prominent addition to every established therapist's library. I find myself referring to it often when faced with a difficult ethical dilemma.

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