- Ethics Case Studies: Impact of Social Media on the RDN and DTR
Nine case studies were developed by the Academy/CDR Ethics Committee as a result of a FNCE session done on this topic in 2012. The purpose of these case studies is to create a discussion about the impact of social media on the work of the RDN, DTR and other food and nutrition practitioners. These case studies can be used by educators with students and interns or by clinical nutrition managers with their staff members or by a district president with local members. In addition to nine case studies, a handout is provided as a supplement to the discussion. The handout presents each case study and a set of discussion questions.
- Case Studies to Assist in Applying the 2009 Code of Ethics
In order to assist practitioners and students to understand the application of the 2009 Code of Ethics, the Ethics Committee commissioned the development of case studies based on "real life situations" that RDs and DTRs face on a daily basis. A total of 24 case studies are provided. Each case study provides an overview of the situation, questions for discussion and key points to consider. These case studies should be used after reviewing the 2009 Code and would be useful for group discussions or classroom assignments.
- Case Studies and Discussion Questions for Ethics Video Series: Ethical Dilemmas in Dietetics Practice
These case studies, featured in the video series, can be used to encourage discussions of the cases described in each video. Be sure to have a copy of the 2009 Code of Ethics available for a reference.
If you have any feedback on the case studies, or have other suggestions for ones to be developed in the future, please contact the Ethics Mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Code of Ethics — Video Version
This 10 minute video provides the practitioner with an overview of the Code of Ethics and the value it provides in daily practice. The video contains the perspective of a variety of RDs and DTRs within the American Dietetic Association. This video can be used to stimulate a discussion about the implications of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.
- Ethics Video Series: Ethical Dilemmas in Dietetics Practice
A series of five videos are provided which present a case study with a series of questions to be considered. This is followed by a roundtable discussion of the case study by members who have served on the Academy/CDR Ethics Committee and the Code of Ethics Task Force. Each video is 5-7 minutes in duration.