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ASSIGNMENT 2 Faith Graham Pam Walford Aromatherapy 16-10-07 1. How aromatherapy treatments can be delivered in the health care sector and the need to follow the correct protocols? A. In the health care sector a therapist would be treating clients who have a known condition whether it be physical, mental, emotional or an addiction. Aromatherapy is used in all areas of the health care sector including the in hospitals to treat terminally ill patients and in institutions to help mentally ill patients. It is important to follow the correct protocols to ensure the client benefits from the treatment, for example when treating an arthritic client a blend of ginger, juniper or lavender would be beneficial. When treating a client with an emotional or mental disposition its important to ground yourself before a treatment and to ensure as a therapist you are always empathetic, not sympathetic and never dictate your own opinions to the client. ...read more.

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even if they have communication barriers, for example if your client was hard of hearing or deaf sighing would be as good as speech or if not talking more slowly may aid the client to lip read. If your client was under sixteen it would be ethical for an adult to be present throughout the consultation to ensure the client understands the treatment fully and has permission form the parent or guardian. If a client was to not speak English an interpreter would be needed to ensure each other are understood. 4. Briefly describe; eye contact, non- verbal and listening skills? A, there are different types of communication skills that people use everyday, it is said that only 7% of communication is from actual verbal, the rest is from contributing factors such as eye contact and listening that are important to form opinions of people and in some professions such as holistic therapies it is important to create a positive impression to the client. ...read more.

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If for any reason a client needs a carer present at a treatment, for example an elderly lady who is in the early stages of Parkinson's disease, I would request a doctors note and a carer to be present. 6. How would you refer a client to other professionals taking in to consideration the restrictions on making personal recommendations. A, I would tell my client my reasons and why I feel they may benefit from the professional I may refer them too, and with their consent write a letter to the other professional explaining the reasons why I have referred my client to them. 7. Why must a therapist only advise on matters within the limits of their professional training and the restrictions of codes of practise, codes of ethics and insurance. A, A therapist is not to try to diagnose a contra-indication as this may cause unnecessary stress and damage your reputation. it is important not to diagnose as you are not qualified too and legal action could be taken if you do. ...read more.

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