Ethics, Private Practice, and Social Media: 1 Hour Mini Course

This course covers practical issues and controversies in business ethics. Who decides what’s ethical? What do we watch out for? What responsibility do we have to our clients, patients, and colleagues?

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
1 CE Paper Article & Test (001)
1 CE Online Article & Test (W001)

Book Details

Year Published
Used with permission of Lippincott
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (1000) Professional skills
  • (1050) Ethics
  • (1070) Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • (7070) Entrepreneurship, private practice
  • (7110) Legal issues, malpractice

Course Objectives

Level 1 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 2.1.8

CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests

Upon completion of this course, the reader will be able to:

1. Identify three reasons how being ethical helps grow and maintain a nutrition-related business.

2. Counsel clients and patients with more assuredness that their actions and words are ethical and meet the Academy’s/CDR’s Code of Ethics.

3.  List five unethical practices that leave a practitioner open for a professional inquiry.

4. Define conflict of interest and give two business-related examples.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
About the author

Merged, updated and adapted from Kathy King's The Entrepreneurial Nutritionist, 4th ed, Chapter 7 and our social media ethics article to make a mini course.

Kathy King, RDN, LDN has been self-employed since 1972 when she started her business in Denver, CO. She has counseled over 6,000 patients, conducted over 800 media interviews as the NoonDay Nutritionist, on her own nationally-syndicated radio talk show (American Know-how), on Blinky's Fun Club, and as a spokesperson for food companies. She was the first sports nutritionist for the Denver Broncos Football team and a consultant to The Greenhouse Spa. She has been an international speaker and former member of ADA's Board of Directors and House of Delegates. Kathy has written or edited 13 books and published 12 books; she owns Helm Publishing, a business that produces continuing education home study courses for dietitians and nurses in Lake Dallas, TX.