Ethics for the Dietitian
ETHICS FOR THE NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL: THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS
Every day in our professional and personal lives we are faced with questions and problems regarding ethical issues. However, recognizing and addressing ethical issues can be challenging. In addition, our values in reference to ethical issues may not coincide with those of others and this creates the potential for conflict. Understanding how to address these issues successfully in a pragmatic manner can make all the difference in our relationships with our clients and co-workers. This webinar will provide important information, steps and strategies to assist you in equitable decision-making in reference to ethical issues in recognition of your personal and professional values.

Note: This session meets the RD requirement for a unit of "ETHICS" during a 5 year renewal period.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Define and understand all the principles and standards of the Ethics Code for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession.


  • Be aware of potential ethical issues in dietetics and nutrition.


  • Explain the scope of 'Dietetics Practice Framework' and potential ethical issues.


  • Describe your cultural tree and how this impacts your primary values and priorities professionally and personally.


  • Define and understand the concepts of honesty, integrity, and fairness and the virtues principles.


  • Explain Informed Consent, Advanced Directives and potential legal issues.


  • Understand the 'Three Approaches to Ethical Decision Making.'


  • Understand and be able to apply the '6 Steps for Ethical Decision Making.'


  • Give examples of ethical, legal, medical, and financial considerations in dietetics /nutrition & ethics.


  • Apply knowledge about the process of addressing ethical issues to specific cases.
Live Webinar Date: May 09, 2019   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 1000, 1050, 7000, 7110
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 4.1.1, 4.2.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Valerie George, Ph.D, L.D.
Valerie George

Dr. Valerie George received her Ph.D. in Nutrition from Laval University in Canada and has an MA degree in Educational Psychology and a BA degree in Food Science. She completed her post-doctoral studies at the University of Miami in Behavioral Medicine.

Dr. George was as Clinical Professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition for twenty-three years where she taught and conducted research. Her expertise has been used to design and implement studies to understand the impact of environmental as well as psychological and metabolic variables influencing body weight. She has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. She is also the author of the book, The Supermarket Diet. She has taught courses in nutrition counseling, nutrition education, nutrition assessment, research methods and ethics. She has successfully mentored undergraduate and graduate students in Dietetics and Nutrition and is dedicated to promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices. She is currently working on a new book entitled, Stop Dieting, Start Listening and Move...Forward.



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On Demand
Live Date: (Dec 11,2018)
Expiration Date: (Dec 10,2021)

Rating: 4.43 out of 5

Instructor: Valerie George, Ph.D, L.D.

Duration: 1 hour