The hallmark of a profession is a tangible and enforceable code of ethics, establishing standards for professional behavior. The 2018 Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession takes into consideration the profession's expanded roles and responsibilities, complexities of the contemporary work environment, and addresses the preservation and protection of personal health information, end-of-life care, cultural sensitivity, bullying, product sales, technology, and social media. This webinar will describe key changes in the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics and its impact on nutrition and dietetics practice.
CPE Level: 1
- Describe the history and evolution of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics.
- Identify the four principles of the 2018 Academy/CDR Code of Ethics.
- Apply the 32 ethical standards into a variety of practice settings.
Lisa Dierks, RD
Dierks is the Regional Director for Southeast Minnesota for the University of Minnesota Extension. Lisa served as the task force chair for the recent revision of the Code of Ethics for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. She has served as President, Delegate and Secretary for the Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is currently the Chair for the Hunger and Environmental Dietetic Practice Group, a member group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Susan H. Laramee, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND
Laramee is currently a member of the Ethics Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as the Chair in 2017-2018. She was also a member of the Code of Ethics Task Force. As a past president of the Academy, she has served as a member of the Commission on Dietetics Registration, the Academy and the Academy’s Foundation Board of Directors, and chaired numerous committees for the Academy. She is currently retired after a lengthy career in dietetics in which she served in both clinical and food management leadership roles.
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