Chapter 02: Ethics, Professionalism, and Legal Issues
Fritz: Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 6th Edition
1. Sheena has been working with Traci, a 14-year-old girl. Traci reminds Sheena of herself at
that age, and Sheena is finding it difficult to avoid wondering, between appointments, how
Traci is doing and whether she is keeping up with her physical therapy. Sheena should be
aware that she is struggling with:
c. dual roles.
ANS: B DIF: 2 REF: 64
2. Ben used to work for Phil, a more experienced massage professional, who helped him master
the profession. Ben has the contact information of all of Phil’s clients, and he also knows what
Phil charges for his services. If Ben considers talking with these clients and offering his
services at a lower rate, he will be wrestling with:
a. ethical decision making regarding a client’s needs.
b. issues about informed consent concerning a colleague and a client.
c. ethical decision making regarding a mentor.
d. a challenge concerning standards of therapeutic relationships.
ANS: C DIF: 3 REF: 31
3. A “professional” is described as someone who has:
a. a specialized body of knowledge.
b. limited training.
c. no need for legal recognition through certification or licensure.
d. a job other than one of service.
ANS: A DIF: 2 REF: 35
4. Erik works in an electronic appliance store demonstrating how a neck massager can relieve
tension. Craig works in a health care environment with patients who have been referred to him
by a physician. Janis works in a salon and is an expert in both reflexology and classical
massage. According to general public perception, what is each person’s professional status?
a. Janis is a therapist; Craig is a practitioner; and Erik is a technician.
b. Craig is a therapist; Janis is a practitioner; and Erik is a technician.
c. Erik is a practitioner; Craig is a technician; and Janis is a therapist.
d. Janis is a technician; Craig is a therapist; and Erik is a practitioner.
ANS: B DIF: 2 REF: 39
5. Which of the following are Asian approaches to bodywork?
a. Amma, watsu, acupressure, and do-in
b. Thai massage, Soma, Looyen, and shiatsu
c. Tibetan point holding, Thai massage, and shiatsu