Documenting Dangerous, Deceptive, and Discredited Practice

Documenting Dangerous, Deceptive, and Discredited Practice

Monday, October 18
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 163928

The Academy launched its Incident Reporting Tool in 2020 to collect stories of success and harm related to the delivery of nutrition and dietetic services. Since its inception, the Tool has captured cases of misinformation and substandard nutrition care. A series of cases will be reviewed in this session with an analysis of the licensure law and potential violations. Firsthand, real-life examples will be shared by individuals impacted by harmful nutrition recommendations.

Recognizing professional regulation serves to protect the public from the risk of harm. Attendees will learn how to identify what types of harm are relevant in legislative initiatives, utilize tools for effectively communicating stories when advocating for nutrition and dietetic licensure laws, and prepare for fierce conversations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the elements of specific cases of misinformation and substandard nutrition care as they relate to dietetic licensure laws and regulations.
  • Describe how to submit information to the Academy’s Incident Reporting Tool.
  • Recognize the principles of occupational licensure and recall the key characteristics of communicating stories to policy makers and effective advocacy strategies.

Performance Indicators:

  • 1.1.8 Adheres to the Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs.
  • 1.5.3 Reports unsafe, unethical or incompetent practice or behaviors.
  • 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.

    Moderator(s)

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    Cynthia Blocksom, MED, MCHES, RD, LD, FAND

    Chair, Consumer Protection and Licensure Subcommittee

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Speaker(s)

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    Charla Burill, JD, RDN

    Executive Director/Executive Secretary

    North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition

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    Catherine Christie, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND

    Associate Dean, Brooks College of Health

    University of North Florida

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    Kay Mavko, MS, RDN, LD

    Retired

    Previously Director Ohio Board of Dietetics (1996-2010)