How do we build bridges with clients, other massage therapists, and colleagues from other healthcare disciplines, so that we can build a positive environment for clients receiving massage?
This e-Book provides an introduction to human relations in healthcare settings for massage therapists. Completing the material in this e-Book will prepare students for interactions with clients and colleagues in clinical environments. This material is prerequisite knowledge for massage educational objectives, as outlined by various stakeholders in the following table.
Massage educational objectives addressed by this e-Book
|Guidelines document||Learning objective|
|College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) Guidelines for Foundational Knowledge||Objective|
|ITEC qualifications: International||Objective|
|ITEC qualifications: UK||Objective|
|Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) Content Outline||Objective|
|Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBoK)||Objective|
|National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) Content Outline||Objective|
|National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) Content Outline||Objective|
|National Certification for Advanced Practice (NCAP) test specifications report||
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This e-Book provides a comprehensive foundation in basic medical terminology for use in clinical settings, research literacy, and communication with other healthcare professionals. Completing the material in this e-Book will prepare the student to use medical terms commonly used in diverse clinical settings.
By improving health literacy and our methods of communication, we will draw our communities closer, empower patients with a deeper ownership of their own health, and ready ourselves for whatever changes, be they medical or population based, that undoubtedly lie ahead.
 John C. Nelson, MD, Joanne G. Schwartzberg, MD, Katherine C. Vergara. The Public’s and the Patient’s Right to Know. AMA Commentary on “Public Health Literacy in America: An Ethical Imperative”.