Recorded Symposium Session: Ethics for All in a Sometimes-Unethical World in 2023

Join Dianne Polly for a fun and interactive discussion regarding the Code of Ethics for dietitians and nutritionists. As an attorney and a dietitian, Dianne will differentiate between personal, business, and professional ethics. Dianne will lead attendees through an enjoyable review and determination of ethical violations using current, relevant case studies. This session is worth 1.0 ethics CPEU.*

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, health care professionals will be better able to:

  1. Distinguish between personal and professional ethics.
  2. Employ critical thinking skills to resolve potential ethical violations in real case studies.
  3. State which basic ethical principles and standards apply in various case studies. 
  4. Identify and explain the process to pursue an ethics complaint.

*The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.

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Dianne Polly is both an attorney and dietitian. She resides in St. Pete Beach, Florida, and has served as Speaker of the House of Delegates for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), President and Delegate of Tennessee AND. On the national level she served on the Ethics Committee from 2008-2011, serving as chair the last year. She is a frequent national lecturer on ethics and legal issues facing allied health professionals. She has taught many nutrition courses at the college level. She is a foodie and a world championship BBQ judge. 

Dianne likes to run and recently completed a 10K and half marathon last winter. She has two daughters, a husband of many years, and a naughty Welsh Terrier dog called Briso. She enjoys traveling and playing Words with Friends. Dianne holds a bachelor’s and master’s in Adult Education from the University of Nebraska and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis.

The faculty and planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products use by or on patients.

In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU). 

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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