Navigating ethical dilemmas for dietitians

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The taking in of nutrition is more than just the sustaining of the physical body. Food connects people socially and emotionally, and because of this the provision of food and hydration in a health care setting often presents us with a variety of ethical challenges involving choice, risk, capacity and quality of life.

In this session we explore some of the more pronounced ethical issues dietitians face as we seek to meet the nutritional needs of clients using a case study approach.

This session was offered as part of the Clinical Nutrition Web Series in October 2020 along with these 3 other presentations also available on LOD:

  • Diet and nutrition therapies, state of the art update in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Let's problem solve some enterostomy tube care and management challenges!
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: a disorder of the brain-gut axis

Date of Presentation: November 2020, Calgary CND

Speaker: Gary Lepine DTh, Clinical Ethicist with Alberta Health Services, providing service at Rockyview General Hospital and South Health Campus


  • Video presentation (59 minutes)
  • Presentation slides (pdf)
  • Audio file (mp3 file)

Cost: $19.95 for members; $39.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students


Last Updated: August 5, 2021

Type: Learning on Demand