Our Personal Code of Ethics
Catrina Braatz Weed is a professional member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and adheres to their code of ethics. That being said, she has also provided a code of ethics that she will abide to.
Personal Code of Ethics:
- Have a sincere commitment to provide the highest quality of care to those that seek professional services; be sure to instill pride in my work with every client who seeks professional care.
- Represent my qualifications honestly, including educational achievements and professional affiliations.
- I will only provide services I am qualified to perform.
- Provide a sanitary environment (adhere to OSHA laws).
- Acknowledge the limitations and contraindications for massage and bodywork as well as educate clients about these limitations. If necessary, I will refer clients to appropriate health care professionals.
- Consistently maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence in order to strive for professional excellence through continuing education and regular assessment/self-awareness of professional and personal strengths and weaknesses.
- Conduct all business and professional activities with honesty and integrity.
- Refuse to unjustly discriminate against clients and/or other health care professionals.
- Safeguard the confidentiality of all client information (adhere to HIPPA standards); unless disclosure is required by law, court order, or is absolutely necessary for the protection of both the client or the public.
- Respect client’s right to treatment with informed and voluntary consent. Document and obtain the informed consent of the client or client’s advocate before providing treatment. Consent may be written or verbal, however, a written document will be obtained for liability and safety issues.
- Respect the client’s right to refuse, modify, or terminate treatment regardless of prior consent.
- Provide appropriate and responsible draping and treatment in a way that ensures the safety, comfort, and privacy of the client.
- Exercise the right to refuse to treatment of any person or part of body for just and reasonable cause.
- Refrain, under ALL circumstances from initiating or engaging in any sexual conduct, sexual activities, or sexualizing behavior involving a client.
- Avoid any interest, activity, or influence which might be in conflict with the practitioner’s obligation to act in the best interest of the client or the profession; including the verbalization of my own personal, established boundaries.
- Respect the client’s boundaries with regard to privacy, disclosure, exposure, emotional expressions, beliefs, and the client’s reasonable expectations of personal behavior. This includes respecting the client’s autonomy.
- Acknowledge and instill the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.
- Conduct all business and professional activities within the scope of my practice, the law of the land, including projecting a professional image.
- Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of self, clients, and associates.
- Accept the responsibility that I am a health care professional and will obtain to these personal code of ethics at all times; making it apparent to others that massage therapy is a health care profession that requires professional services.