A Code of Ethics is a specific study of morality, concentrates on conduct and human values, guides an individual, group, or profession in their decision making process and its impact on others. The present Code of Ethics, adopted by the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists, is based on this interpretation, the Code of Ethics of both the American Nurses’ Association and the American Massage Therapy Association.
The intent of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists is to guide its members as they integrate various touch therapies into their practice and into the care that they provide to their patients and/or clients in all practice locations.
The National Association of Nurse Massage Therapist Member
- In all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of health problems.
- Practices within the Scope of Practice and Standards mandated by his/her state’s Nursing Licensure Act
- Practices within the Scope of Practice and Standards mandated for his/her state’s Massage Therapy and Bodywork Licensure (or state regulatory definition) Act, or in the absence of such state level regulations, practices within all required local jurisdiction’s laws to practice massage and bodywork
- Honors and collaborates with other ethical health practitioners in formulating and implementing a holistic program of care and treatment of client
- Works within the scope of his/her competency and training, and makes appropriate referrals to other health practitioners
- Demonstrates a commitment to life long learning regarding emerging health care issues and concerns within the dual professions
The American Nurses' Association (ANA) page on their Code of Ethics
The American Massage Therapy Association page on their Code of Ethics