Ethical Issues for Students

      ETHICAL ISSUES, SUCH AS DISHONESTY, plagiarism, and confidentiality, are regularly faced by nutrition/dietetics students as well as by their professors and preceptors. The Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics provides a roadmap to evaluate ethical situations that occur, and applies to student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) as well as to practitioners.
      • Edge M.
      • Fornari A.
      • Bittle C.
      • et al.
      American Dietetic Association/Commission on Dietetic Registration Code of Ethics for the profession of dietetics and process for consideration of ethics Issues.
      In addition to the Code of Ethics, students must also be aware of the integrity policies at their schools as well as the privacy policies (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA]) of the organizations in which they are placed for practice. As social media proliferates, issues arise that provide students and practitioners additional opportunities to consider their professional code of ethics.
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