Ethical Implications for Social Responsibility and Fairness
The Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession is considered to be aspirational and therefore outlines the professional practice of which nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall strive for. The concept of social responsibility is not new; however its application to the 2018 Code of Ethics sets a novel precedent for the profession that requires further in-depth examination. Social responsibility for local, regional, national, global nutrition and well-being is the fourth principle of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics. Its significance aligns with the Academy’s mission to “Accelerate improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition”. This session will provide concrete examples of how this principle applies to everyday nutrition and dietetics practice, using case studies and examples from the affiliate, dietetic practice group, and student point of view.
- Explain the standards of the 2018 Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession as it relates to social responsibility and justice for all.
- Define fair and equitable treatment as it applies to ethical decision making in nutrition and dietetics practice.
- Identify strategies to engage in endeavors that support social responsibility for local, regional, national, global nutrition and well-being.
- 1.1.4 Practices with honesty, integrity, transparency and fairness.
- 3.1.2 Fosters a culture in which diversity and cross-team collaboration are valued.
- 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities
that support advancement of the profession.
Susan Laramee, MS, RDN, FADA, FAND
Mary Russell, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Medical Science Liaison
Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND
The Agri-Nutrition Edge