- The Ethics of Dietary Prescribing: First Do No Harm 2h 00min
The Ethics of Dietary Prescribing: First Do No Harm
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
✔ 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
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.