This is my second video in my series on the code of ethics as set forth by the American Massage Therapy Association.
Section 4 requires me to maintain confidentiality and respect each client’s right to privacy within the confines of the professional therapeutic relationship that we have. Now an exception to this would be at the Chiropractic center where I sometimes work, I’ll discuss their case with other medical professionals, and this is to provide better care for them.
I don’t gossip about my clients or talk about them otherwise. I don’t discuss their case even with their spouse, if they’re also a client of mine in Broomfield, Colorado.
Section 5 requires me to maintain a professional image and uphold certain professional standards. What does that mean exactly? To me, that means adhering to the code of ethics very strictly, and it also means grooming myself so that I don’t look like some transient off the street. What does professionalism mean to you? Comment below this video, I’d like to hear from you. What does it mean to be a professional?
Section 6 admonishes me to do no harm to my clients, physically, mentally or emotionally. Some say that’s part of the Hippocratic Oath, it’s really not. There’s probably a sentiment of that behind the Hippocratic Oath, but it’s not expressly mentioned there. But its a good guideline if we want to be treated like medical professionals. There will be more on the code of ethics in my next video.