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Title Touch in the helping professions : research, practice and ethics / edited by Martin Rovers, Judith Malette and Manal Guirguis-Younger
Published Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Series Health and Society
Health and society.
Contents Introduction : Exploring touch / Thomas St. James O'Connor -- Part I. The theory of touch -- Touch deprivation and counselling as healing touch / Isaac Davis, Martin Rovers and Cassandra Petrella -- Thinking about touch / Richard Feist -- Contributions of sensory anthropology and Durand's anthropology to the symbolic study of touch and the understanding of boundaries in psychotherapy / Christian R. Bellehumeur and Jane Chambers -- Healing and the forbidden touch : a reflection on selected scripture stories / Karlijn Demasure -- Part II. The practice of touch in psychotherapy -- The intervention of touch in psychotherapy and trauma treatment / Patricia Berendsen -- A puppy's touch : destressing with dogs in a university environment / Kristine Lund -- Inter-partner touch in couple counselling : theory and emerging practice / Cassandra Petrella and Martin Rovers -- Part III. The practice of touch in a spectrum of practice -- The practice of laying on of hands in Islamic spiritual care / Nazila Isgandarova -- An angel in my pocket : touch, sacred objects, and spiritual coping / Linda Mayorga Miller -- Touch(ed) in palliative care nursing : moving with/in an uncertain practice / Lacie White and Christine McPherson -- Touch in supervision / Cynthia Bilodeau -- Part IV. The ethics of touch in the helping relationships and conclusion -- The ethics of touch in the helping relationships / Marilyn Guindon, Reesa Packard and Natalie Charron -- Conclusion : Issues of touch : an overall view and integration / Martin Rovers, Judith Malette and Manal Guirguis-Younger
Summary Inappropriate touch cases have sparked public outcry and made headlines, but a discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, appropriate touch in the helping professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long overdue
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 11, 2018)
Subject Touch -- Therapeutic use.
Touch -- Psychological aspects
Touch -- Religious aspects.
Medical ethics.
Nursing ethics.
Physical therapists -- Professional ethics
Professional-Patient Relations -- ethics
Interpersonal Relations
Patient Care -- psychology
Therapeutic Touch
Ethics, Medical
Ethics, Nursing
culture note.
culture (concept)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Research & Methodology.
Touch -- Religious aspects
Touch -- Psychological aspects
Physical therapists -- Professional ethics
Nursing ethics
Medical ethics
Touch -- Therapeutic use
Form Electronic book
Author Rovers, Martin W.
Malette, Judith, 1963-
Guirguis-Younger, Manal, 1967-
ISBN 9780776627564