Appraise Your Code of Ethics Knowledge

The following quiz has been developed to assist Academy members in assessing their Code of Ethics knowledge.


Appraise Your Code of Ethics Knowledge – Quiz 1


Part 1: Multiple Choice

For each situation below, select the appropriate principle:

  1. Principle 1: Competence and professional development in practice (Non-maleficence)
  2. Principle 2: Integrity in personal and organizational behaviors and practices (Autonomy)
  3. Principle 3: Professionalism (Beneficence)
  4. Principle 4: Social responsibility for local, regional, national, global nutrition and well-being (Justice)

1. This principle should be considered for a registered dietitian nutritionist interested in providing telehealth services.

2. A romantic relationship between a nutrition and dietetics practitioner and a dietetic intern would be a violation of this principle.

3. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners who serve as dietetics education program site reviewers for program accreditation of future practitioners are abiding by this principle when contributing time and expertise to activities that promote respect, integrity, and competence of the profession.

4. A newly hired clinical dietitian transitioning from a community nutrition setting should take heed to this principle when developing competence in a new area.

5. Providing professional evaluations of coworkers, employees, and students in a way that is fair, objective, and without bias would be in support of this principle.


Part II: True/False

1. The Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession applies primarily to nutrition and dietetics practitioners in clinical settings.

2. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners are responsible for demonstration of in depth scientific knowledge of food, human nutrition, and behavior.

3. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners should always make sure to communicate at an appropriate level to promote health literacy.

4. Promoting social responsibility, while serving as president of the state dietetic association falls under the principle of professionalism (beneficence).

5. Accurate documentation and coding of medical nutrition therapy falls under non-maleficence.

6. A nutrition and dietetics practitioner who witnesses microagressions against patients/clients of color by a physician is ethically obligated to report the behavior.

 

 

Quiz 1: Answers


Part I: Multiple Choice

Question 1: B

Explanation: Refer to 2b. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including obtaining/maintaining a state license or certification if engaged in practice governed by nutrition and dietetics statutes.

Question 2: C

Explanation: Refer to 3e. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall uphold professional boundaries and refrain from romantic relationships with any patients/clients, surrogates, supervisees, or students.

Question 3: D

Explanation: Refer to 4c. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall contribute time and expertise to activities that promote respect, integrity, and competence of the profession.

Question 4: A

Explanation: Refer to 1a. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall practice using an evidence-based approach within areas of competence, continuously develop and enhance expertise, and recognize limitations.

Question 5: C

Explanation: Refer to 3g. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall provide objective evaluations of performance for employees, coworkers, and students and candidates for employment, professional association memberships, awards, or scholarships, making all reasonable efforts to avoid bias in the professional evaluation of others.


Part II: True/False

Question 1: False

Explanation: Please see the Preamble. The Code applies to nutrition and dietetics practitioners who act in a wide range of settings.

Question 2: True

Explanation: Refer to 1b. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall demonstrate in depth scientific knowledge of food, human nutrition and behavior.

Question 3: True

Explanation: Refer to 3h. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall communicate at an appropriate level to promote health literacy.

Question 4: False

Explanation: Refer to 4f. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall seek leadership opportunities in professional, community, and service organizations to enhance health and nutritional status while protecting the public. (Justice)

Question 5: False

Explanation: This falls under the principle of autonomy. Refer to 2g. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall document, code and bill to most accurately reflect the character and extent of delivered services.

Question 6: True

Explanation: Refer to 2f. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall report inappropriate behavior or treatment of a patient/client by another nutrition and dietetics practitioner or other professionals.

For more information relating to the Code of Ethics, review the Academy's Ethics Education Resources.

The ethics resources may be downloaded and used by all nutrition and dietetics practitioners for their personal use only and are not available for resale or any commercial use.

 

 

 


Appraise Your Code of Ethics Knowledge – Quiz 2


Part 1: Multiple Choice

For each situation below, select the appropriate principle:

  1. Principle 1: Competence and professional development in practice (Non-maleficence)
  2. Principle 2: Integrity in personal and organizational behaviors and practices (Autonomy)
  3. Principle 3: Professionalism (Beneficence)
  4. Principle 4: Social responsibility for local, regional, national, global nutrition and well-being (Justice)

1. The use of work created by others without proper recognition could apply to this principle.

2. A decision to hold a required dietetics board meeting on a religious holiday celebrated by several board members would not be in support of this principle.

3. The promotion of the unique role of nutrition and dietetics practitioners is addressed under this principle.

4. This principle is called to question for a nutrition and dietetics practitioner who engages in name calling and disparaging remarks on her private Facebook page.

5. A nutrition support team dietitian trained to place nasogastric feeding tubes would be abiding by this principle when practicing within the limits of their scope and collaborating with the interprofessional team.

6. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners participating in debate style and panel discussions at professional conferences should adhere to this principle.


Part II: True/False

1. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners should not accept thank you gifts of any size or value from corporate account holders.

2. Unique values of a community are never taken into account when making evidence-based practice decisions.

3. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners are required to discuss medical nutrition therapy treatment plans with a patient/client’s spouse.

4. Failure to complete the required Continuing Professional Education activities of the Professional Development Portfolio during the 5-year recertification period would result in a loss of the RD/RDN credential.

5. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners must refrain from any form of abuse or harassment.


Quiz 2: Answers


Part I: Multiple Choice

Question 1: B

Explanation: Refer to 2d. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall respect intellectual property rights, including citation and recognition of the ideas and work of others, regardless of the medium (e.g. written, oral, electronic).

Question 2: A

Explanation: Refer to 1g. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall act in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences, cultural, and ethnic diversity.

Question 3: D

Explanation: Refer to 4d. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall promote the unique role of nutrition and dietetics practitioners.

Question 4: C

Explanation: Refer to 3c. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall demonstrate respect, constructive dialogue, civility and professionalism in all communications, including social media.

Question 5: A

Explanation: Refer to 1h. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall practice within the limits of their scope and collaborate with the inter-professional team.

Question 6: C

Explanation: Refer to 3b. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall respect the values, rights, knowledge, and skills of colleagues and other professionals.


Part II: True/False

Question 1: True

Explanation: Refer to 2a. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall disclose any conflicts of interest, including any financial interests in products or services that are recommended. Refrain from accepting gifts or services which potentially influence or which may give the appearance of influencing professional judgment.

Question 2: True

Explanation: Refer to 1e. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall make evidence-based practice decisions, taking into account the unique values and circumstances of the patient/client and community, in combination with the practitioner’s expertise and judgment.

Question 3: True

Explanation: Refer to 2h. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall respect patient/client’s autonomy. Safeguard patient/client confidentiality according to current regulations and laws.

Question 4: False

Explanation: Refer to 2c. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall maintain and appropriately use credentials.

Question 5: False

Explanation: Refer to 3f. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall refrain from verbal/physical/emotional/sexual harassment.

 

 

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For more information relating to the Code of Ethics, review the Academy's Ethics Education Resources.

The ethics resources may be downloaded and used by all nutrition and dietetics practitioners for their personal use only and are not available for resale or any commercial use.

 

 

 


Appraise Your Code of Ethics Knowledge – Quiz 3


Part 1: Multiple Choice

For each situation below, select the appropriate principle:

  1. Principle 1: Competence and professional development in practice (Non-maleficence)
  2. Principle 2: Integrity in personal and organizational behaviors and practices (Autonomy)
  3. Principle 3: Professionalism (Beneficence)
  4. Principle 4: Social responsibility for local, regional, national, global nutrition and well-being (Justice)

1. A decision to refer a patient to a psychologist would be consistent with this principle.

2. This principle encourages nutrition and dietetics practitioners to refrain from re-tweeting unsubstantiated nutrition claims.

3. Promoting fairness and objectivity with fair and equitable treatment is included in this principle.

4. This principle may be called to question when a nutrition and dietetics practitioner working for a food company makes a statement that is based on his/her personal opinion about the company’s food product having a “low carbon footprint.”

5. A nutrition and dietetics practitioner who participates in discharge care planning meetings by contributing to the well-being of patients/clients would be exhibiting this principle.


Part II: True/False

1. Email is an acceptable way for nutrition and dietetics practitioners to communicate an upcoming appointment reminder with a client.

2. Issues related to health disparities are not covered by the Code of Ethics.

3. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners are obliged to contribute to the advancement of students.

4. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners are encouraged to participate in research as a way to enhance practice.

5. The principle of justice includes engagement in service that benefits the community and enhances the public’s trust in the profession.

 


Quiz 3: Answers


Part I: Multiple Choice

Question 1: A

Explanation: Refer to 1f. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall recognize and exercise professional judgment within the limits of individual qualifications and collaborate with others, seek counsel, and make referrals as appropriate.

Question 2: C

Explanation: Refer to 3d. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall refrain from communicating false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, disparaging or unfair statements or claims.

Question 3: D

Explanation: Refer to 4b. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall promote fairness and objectivity with fair and equitable treatment.

Question 4: A

Explanation: Refer to 1c. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall assess the validity and applicability of scientific evidence without personal bias.

Question 5: C

Explanation: Refer to 3a. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall participate in and contribute to decisions that affect the well-being of patients/clients.


Part II: True/False

Question 1: True

Explanation: Email of non-sensitive information is acceptable. Email with personal health information must be protected. Refer to 2i. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall implement appropriate measures to protect personal health information using appropriate techniques (e.g., encryption).

Question 2: False

Explanation: Refer to 4a. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall collaborate with others to reduce health disparities and protect human rights.

Question 3: True

Explanation: Refer to 3i. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall contribute to the advancement and competence of others, including colleagues, students, and the public.

Question 4: True

Explanation: Refer to 1d. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall interpret, apply, participate in and/or generate research to enhance practice, innovation, and discovery.

Question 5: True

Explanation: Refer to 4e. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners shall engage in service that benefits the community and to enhance the public’s trust in the profession.

 

 

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For more information relating to the Code of Ethics, review the Academy's Ethics Education Resources.

The ethics resources may be downloaded and used by all nutrition and dietetics practitioners for their personal use only and are not available for resale or any commercial use.