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Weight Stigma Q&A

The inherent association of this term with obesity is illustrated by the World Obesity Federation’s definition: “Weight stigma refers to the discriminatory acts and ideologies targeted towards individuals because of their weight and size. Weight stigma is a result of...

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Contingency Planning for Private Practice

Contingency Planning for Private Practice

Consider the following scenario. You have a thriving private practice, with many different types of clients. Some clients are at higher nutrition risk and require frequent follow up.  Something unforeseen occurs, requiring you to take time away from your practice or...

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Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma is “when we have encountered an out of control, frightening experience that has disconnected us from all sense of resourcefulness or safety or coping or love” [1]. More specifically, trauma is “a process that involves the interaction between an event or series...

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Debating or Disagreeing Online or in Your Workplace

Debating or Disagreeing Online or in Your Workplace

It is always okay to debate, or question proposed polices/guidelines that represent a different way in which to approach healthcare/dietetic care than you would provide. “Arguing things … is at the center of our attempts to come to accurate beliefs about the world...

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The PHO Order at a Glance Q&A

The PHO Order at a Glance Q&A

About the PHO Order On June 10, 2022 the Provincial Health Officer updated the Health Professionals Covid-19 Vaccination Status Information Order. The collection of vaccination information has been amended so that vaccination status collection by the health colleges...

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PHO New Public Health Order

PHO New Public Health Order

On March 7, 2022, a new Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has been issued “to prevent or reduce the risk of the transmission of infection with SARS-CoV-2 by health professionals.” The Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and...

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Q&A

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Q&A

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important concepts that should be integrated in day-to-day life as a dietitian. Through the lens of dietetic practice involving clients, equity refers to a process where every client has a fair opportunity to access dietetic...

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Testimonial Q&A

Testimonial Q&A

Use of testimonials in practice goes against the Code of Ethics, as it prioritizes the interest of the dietitian over the client’s and creates the following risks: selection bias: testimonials are not representative of all clients’ experience and opinion of services...

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