The Ethics of Working with People with Cancer
Our clients who are dealing with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, as well as their caregivers, require that we pay special attention not only to our actual hands-on practice of massage therapy, but also to our professional standards. Our Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice provide a safe healing environment for every client, but you’ll discover how vitally important this is when working with people who are in a fragile and compromised state of health.
Laura Allen is a licensed massage therapist and the Massage Division Director of Soothing Touch, a family-owned massage and skin care product company located in Santa Fe, NM. Allen is the author of Nina McIntosh's The Educated Heart and four other textbooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and has a regular Ethics column, The Heart of Bodywork, that appears in Massage & Bodywork Magazine. She has been an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for 17 years.