The Ethics of Dietary Prescribing: First Do No Harm

The Ethics of Dietary Prescribing: First Do No Harm

Description

Is prescribing a diet always ethical? How often are you, as a healthcare practitioner, prioritizing physical health over mental and emotional health? Doesn’t that have the potential to backfire and ultimately lessen physical health?

Several of the principles of naturopathic medicine (first do no harm, identify and treat the cause, and treat the whole person) can and should be discussed in order to explore disordered eating/eating disorders and the ethical implications of dietary recommendations, both therapeutic and restrictive. In this course, we will discuss these ethical considerations as well as the impacts of bias, privilege, shame language around food and body.

How often are you screening patients for eating disorders or disordered eating patterns? Are you aware of vulnerable patients for whom a prescribed diet may injure? In this course, you will also learn how to assess and protect patients from the harms brought on by inadvertent food and body shaming.

What You’ll Learn

  • To cultivate an awareness of the mental, emotional, and physical effects of therapeutic and/or restrictive diets
  • To identify the impacts of bias, privilege, shame language around food and body
  • To identify the psychological aspects of eating disorders and disordered eating
  • To screen and assess for eating disorders/ disordered eating in office visits
  • To cultivate your confidence regarding when to refer out vulnerable patients and to where

What’s Included With Your Course

✔ Instant course access
✔ Lifetime course access
✔ 24/7 online access to course
✔ PDF of certificate of completion
✔ Certificate of completion available immediately upon finishing the course
✔ CEs / PDAs as outlined below

Course Content

  • The Ethics of Dietary Prescribing: First Do No Harm 2h 00min

Instructor

Dr. WendyLeigh White has been a practicing, licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) and nutritionist for over 11 years. In her early twenties, she was intuitively drawn to the science of food and the role that our dietary choices play in supporting our vitality, or, conversely in contributing to chronic pain, discomfort and illness. She takes a “nature cure” approach to prevention and healing with an aim is to empower every one of her patients and students to understand the interconnected systems of their body and its specific needs. In this way, you learn to tune in to the signals your body is telling you. Only then can you give it what it needs to heal, to thrive.

Building from a vitalistic, individualized philosophy, she specializes in developing personalized nutrition plans that align to your unique genetic makeup and lifestyle. She enjoys helping people who are struggling with allergies, gastrointestinal issues, and their relationship with food. In addition to individualized, whole-food nutrition, she also draws on homeopathy, lifestyle recommendations, and botanical medicines.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    1 CEU total (up to 1 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General, up to 2 hours Ethics) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    2.0 hours total (up to 2.0 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    1 CPD total (up to 1 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    2 CMEs total (up to 2 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    2 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    2 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    2 CEUs total (up to 2 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    2 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    2 contact hours total (up to 2 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    2 credits total (up to 2 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    2 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    2 CEs total (up to 2 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    2 hours total (up to 2 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
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