Code of Ethics for Dietetics Practitioners
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Code of Ethics for Dietetics Practitioners

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What principle does the dietetics practitioner adhere to when dealing with and providing services to clients and others?

Responsibilities to the Public

What action should the dietetics practitioner take when faced with a conflict of interest that cannot be resolved through disclosure?

Recuse from the situation

How should the dietetics practitioner present controversial information?

Without personal bias

What is expected of the dietetics practitioner in terms of competence in practice?

<p>To continually strive to increase professional knowledge and skills</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which section discusses how the dietetics practitioner practices dietetics based on evidence-based principles and current information?

<p>Responsibilities to the Profession</p> Signup and view all the answers

When does the dietetics practitioner take appropriate action in relation to a conflict of interest?

<p>Whenever a conflict arises</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the first step in the approach to ethical decision-making outlined in the passage?

<p>Stating an ethical dilemma</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT one of the components to be considered when identifying a potential ethical dilemma?

<p>Cultural influences</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the four key principles of ethical theory to be employed when connecting ethical theory to a dilemma in practice?

<p>Justice, autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the two fundamental principles of the Academy Code of Ethics mentioned in the text?

<p>Honesty, integrity, fairness, and supporting high professional standards</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the approach to ethical decision-making, what is the final step after identifying possible alternatives and assessing the decision's alignment?

<p>Making a final decision</p> Signup and view all the answers

When selecting the best alternative in ethical decision-making, which of the following is NOT a factor to consider?

<p>Perceived complexity of the decision</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a strategy for successfully implementing a chosen resolution?

<p>Consult with a supervisor or colleague</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the appropriate course of action, according to the text, if an ethics complaint concerns an organization or group?

<p>The Academy is an individual professional membership organization and cannot accept ethics complaints that pertain to organizations</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT an element of the ethical decision-making process, according to the text?

<p>Implement all identified solutions simultaneously</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the process of ethical decision-making, what is the purpose of seeking additional knowledge?

<p>To clarify or contextualize the situation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of monitoring outcomes in the ethical decision-making process?

<p>To ensure the intended outcome(s) are achieved</p> Signup and view all the answers

Under what circumstances would a dietetics practitioner be expected to withdraw from professional practice?

<p>When unable to fulfill professional duties and responsibilities to clients and others</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is expected of a dietetics practitioner when promoting or endorsing specific goods or products?

<p>To provide accurate and truthful information</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key aspect of a dietetics practitioner's responsibility to clients?

<p>To provide sufficient information to enable clients to make their own informed decisions</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what situation would a dietetics practitioner not engage in practice?

<p>When they have a condition that substantially impairs their ability to provide effective service to others</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an important aspect of a dietetics practitioner's professional judgment?

<p>Recognizing and exercising professional judgment within the limits of their qualifications</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does a dietetics practitioner respect when working with clients?

<p>The client's right to make decisions regarding the recommended plan of care, including consent, modification, or refusal</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the 19 principles of the code divided into?

<p>Five categories</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary obligation of the dietetics practitioner towards clients?

<p>To protect clients, the public, and the profession</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should the dietetics practitioner do if they encounter inappropriate behavior or treatment of a client by another professional?

<p>Report the behavior to the appropriate authorities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the dietetics practitioner's responsibility towards the public?

<p>To consider the health, safety, and welfare of the public at all times</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should the dietetics practitioner do if they encounter a violation of the Code of Ethics?

<p>Report the violation to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary goal of the dietetics practitioner while conducting themselves?

<p>To conduct themselves with honesty, integrity, and fairness</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Responsibilities to Clients

  • The dietetics practitioner protects confidential information and makes full disclosure about any limitations on his or her ability to guarantee full confidentiality.
  • The dietetics practitioner recognizes and exercises professional judgment within the limits of his or her qualifications and collaborates with others, seeks counsel, or makes referrals as appropriate.
  • The dietetics practitioner treats clients and patients with respect and consideration, providing sufficient information to enable them to make their own informed decisions.
  • The dietetics practitioner respects the client's right to make decisions regarding the recommended plan of care, including consent, modification, or refusal.

Responsibilities to the Profession

  • The dietetics practitioner practices dietetics based on evidence-based principles and current information.
  • The dietetics practitioner presents reliable and substantiated information and interprets controversial information without personal bias.
  • The dietetics practitioner assumes a life-long responsibility and accountability for personal competence in practice, consistent with accepted professional standards.
  • The dietetics practitioner is alert to the occurrence of a real or potential conflict of interest and takes appropriate action whenever a conflict arises.

Ethical Decision-Making

  • STEP 1: State an ethical dilemma, identifying components of the potential issue, facts, and key participants.
  • STEP 2: Connect ethical theory to the dilemma, employing four key principles of ethical theory: autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice.
  • STEP 3: Apply the Academy Code of Ethics to the issue and ethical decision-making.
  • STEP 4: Select the best alternative and justify the decision, considering cultural influences, values, and potential effects on others.
  • STEP 5: Develop strategies to successfully implement the chosen decision, seeking additional knowledge as needed.
  • STEP 6: Evaluate the outcomes and prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Responsibilities to the Public

  • The dietetics practitioner considers the health, safety, and welfare of the public at all times.
  • The dietetics practitioner will report inappropriate behavior or treatment of a client by another dietetics practitioner or other professionals.
  • The dietetics practitioner complies with all laws and regulations applicable or related to the profession or to the practitioner's ethical obligations.

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Explore the 19 principles of the code of ethics for dietetics practitioners, divided into 5 categories focusing on responsibilities to the public, clients, the profession, and colleagues. Learn about fundamental principles including honesty, integrity, and fairness.

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