The Importance Of Touch Therapies

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reduction and also in a few instances cost savings are also pointed out. Geographical and historical aspects of touch therapies have been woven into this Literature Review in order to spotlight cultural influence as well as the time period which they begin, dating back to the origination of reiki in Tibet over 3000 years ago (Wardell and Engelbreston, 2001, p.440).
Chapter III is the Methods Chapter which is similar to a blueprint, meaning that another researcher should be able to duplicate this study by following this particular scheme. I have chosen a qualitative research method known as crystallization. Crystallization gives the researcher the freedom to collect data and also to analyze a Field of Study over the whole span of the art/science
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This segment was followed by the Conclusion section which summarized the results as indicated in Chapter IV including a restatement of research question, purpose and potential. The Discussion section is next which links the hypotheses to the literature is yet to be completed and final part of Chapter V is the Recommendations, which offer suggestion for future studies as well as progressive ideas to impart the state of the touch therapies as they relate to insurance companies.
Ethical Considerations
The ethical standards that govern various touch therapies (i.e.) healing touch, therapeutic touch, and emotional freedom technique; have been discussed from the perspectives of The Health Insurance Portability Act (HIPAA) and the University Principles of Ethics. For example, one principle of the International Code of Ethics within the modality of healing touch is confidentiality, which is one and the same as the Health and Wellness confidentiality principles spelled out in Health Insurance and Portability Act (HIPAA) (Edge and Groves, 2009, p. 105-111).
Whenever it is applicable I have also utilized the Universal principles of ethics, which includes autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, role fidelity, confidentiality and justice to direct my research. Examples of how I have been governed by the Universal Principles of Biomedical Ethics in practice
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In the practice of healing touch, the practitioner sets a spiritual intention for the highest and best good of the client. To use a treatment to injure the client would be an act of self-conflict, which I hope never occurs in any modality.
In healing touch, most often, confidentiality is woven into the Scope of Practice which may or may not be part of the Informed Consent document. The governing entities of my practice, (i.e.) the healing touch program (HTP) and Healing touch professional association (HTPA) strongly suggest that written confidential information such as intake documents be filed under lock and key.
In my limited experience as a healing touch practitioner apprentice, I have yet to be a member of a team practitioners. However, as I understand the principle of role fidelity, when the opportunity presents itself, I will be obligated to function in the role of a healing touch practitioner only. Although I may have an understanding of the medical condition and have the skills to articulate or explain the condition, it is not my role to have this type discussion with the patient or the patient’s family.
(Edge and Groves, 2006, p. 60-

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