Ethical Dilemmas in Nutrition.docx - NUTR 1300 Ethical Dilemmas in Nutrition Responsible Living Case Study Assignment Directions 1 Read the Academy of

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NUTR 1300 Ethical Dilemmas in Nutrition Responsible Living Case Study Assignment Directions: 1. Read the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.) Code of Ethics [ upload document and link here]. Also, go to the A.N.D. website and watch the Code of Ethics video @ 2. Review the Case Studies below. 3. Answer the multiple choice questions for each case study. 4. Use your answers to complete the online QUIZ over this assignment. 5. Note: You must score at least 10/12 correct (80%) on this quiz. Multiple attempts are permitted. Case Study #1: (Obj. RL1—Describe ways in which ethical principles affect human choices.) A senior Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) student, who has been a student member of A.N.D. for 2 years, is in a computer lab at the university taking an online examination for one of his courses. The course syllabus specifically states that the exam is to be taken without the use of the textbook or class notes. One of the student’s classmates observes the student referring to the text and class notes while completing the online exam. What should be done in this situation? Questions for Discussion Is the situation described an ethical issue? Or, is it a business dispute? It is an ethical issue. What principle(s) of the Code of Ethics does it relate to and how/why? Indicate the Category for the Code of Ethics: Fundamental Principles. Indicate the Principle(s) of the Code of Ethics: Principle#1 - The dietetics practitioner conducts himself/herself with honesty, integrity and fairness. Explain how/why this relates to the Category and Principle: This principle relates to the ADA value of integrity and addresses attributes that should characterize all professionals, including students who are preparing to become food and nutrtion professionals. Key Points to Consider: The student needs to recognize that he/she is being dishonest and is cheating. The student may not view his behavior as violating ethical principles and the Code of Ethics. This situation points out the important role of faculty who need to review acceptable ethical behaviors in all classes and discuss consequences of professional misconduct, both during academic preparation and after graduation. This scenario points out the importance of putting the institution’s academic honesty policy in all course syllabi, reviewing the policy and consequences of violating the policy with students, and providing students with specific examples of dishonesty, such as cheating on online exams. The student should be disciplined based on academic honesty policies of the institution. The student’s letters of recommendations /should/could disclose this infraction and the action could jeopardize his/her ability to obtain a dietetic internship.
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