Ethics for the Dietitian: Getting to Know the Academy Code of Ethics
All nutrition and dietetic practitioners are required to complete a minimum of one CPEU in ethics during each 5-year recertification cycle. This webinar will help you better understand the code of ethics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where to find it, as well as focusing on reporting procedures and how they are handled. Additionally, the webinar will go over the six step "AND’s Approach to Ethical Decision Making"---a guide for dealing with difficult patient situations.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Locate the most recent Code of Ethics set forth by the Academy.

  • Identify when someone’s actions are unethical in the workplace.

  • Understand the complete reporting and investigation process for ethic complaints.

  • Follow AND’s Approach to Ethical Decision-Making when dealing with patients.

Note: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.
Live Event Date: Mar 16, 2023
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.1.4, 1.2.3, 1.4.4, 1.5.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: 1 Site Credit

About the Presenter: Barbara Truitt, MS, RDN, LDN
Barbara Truitt

Barbara currently teaches online nutrition courses for Rasmussen University and Youngstown State University. Before this, Barbara was the Clinical Coordinator for Keiser University where she placed students in their supervised practice sites. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She is a contributor to two publications, the first one Food Folklore: Tales and Truths About What We Eat, and You Can’t just Eat a Cheeseburger which is a true story about a young woman who struggled with an eating disorder. Before academia, Barbara worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, dual diagnosis centers and had her own private practice.