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The Profession Of Dietetics / Edition 4
     

The Profession Of Dietetics / Edition 4

by June R. Payne-Palacio
 

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ISBN-10: 0763790060

ISBN-13: 9780763790066

Pub. Date: 08/18/2010

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

The Profession Of Dietetics Is A Succinct, User-Friendly Introduction To The Field Of Dietetics. It Reviews The History Of Dietetics, Gives An Overview Of The Profession As It Is Today, Provides A Thorough Examination Of The Educational And Credentialing Requirements, And Projects Future Trends In The Field. The Fourth Edition Takes A Practical And Personal Approach

Overview

The Profession Of Dietetics Is A Succinct, User-Friendly Introduction To The Field Of Dietetics. It Reviews The History Of Dietetics, Gives An Overview Of The Profession As It Is Today, Provides A Thorough Examination Of The Educational And Credentialing Requirements, And Projects Future Trends In The Field. The Fourth Edition Takes A Practical And Personal Approach To Successfully Maneuvering The Often Complicated And Competitive Steps To Success In The Nutrition Profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763790066
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
08/18/2010
Edition description:
4
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

New to this Edition xi

Acknowledgments xv

Reviewers xvi

Part I The Past 1

Chapter 1 The Profession Is Born 3

The Very Beginning 3

The Middle Ages 4

Progress (?) in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 5

The Young Profession in the Twentieth Century 10

Entering the Twenty-First Century 16

Summary 18

Suggested Activities 21

Selected Websites 22

Suggested Readings 22

References 22

Part II The Present 23

Chapter 2 The Dietetics Profession 27

What Is Dietetics? 28

What is a Profession? 29

How Is Dietetics a Profession? 29

What Is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? 29

Who Are Dietitians? 31

Where Do Dietitians Work, and What Do They Do? 32

What Is the Salary Range for RDNs and NDTRs? 37

Specialty Areas and New Employment Opportunities 39

What Are Some of the Issues Facing Dietetic Practice? 41

A Brief Introduction to the Professional Association 42

Summary 43

Suggested Activities 48

Selected Websites 50

Suggested Readings 50

References 51

Chapter 3 Joining Together: The Team Approach 53

The History of the Healthcare Team Concept 54

What Makes a Group a Team? 54

Teamwork 55

Fundamentals of Team Dynamics 56

Team Development 59

Communicating for Team Success 59

Members of Healthcare Teams 63

Summary 72

Suggested Activities 76

Selected Websites 77

Suggested Readings 77

References 78

Chapter 4 Beginning Your Path to Success in Dietetics 81

Who Are You? 81

The Portfolio 81

What Are the Purposes of a Portfolio? 82

The Résumé 89

The Interview 94

Summary 97

Suggested Activities 102

Selected Websites 103

Suggested Readings 103

Part III Preparing for Practice 107

Chapter 5 Dietetics Education and Training 109

Have I Got a Plan for You! 109

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 110

The Steps to Becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered 112

The Academic Experience 116

Distance Education in Dietetics 117

Service Learning in Dietetics 119

Verification of Academic Requirements 120

Building a Career Portfolio 120

Graduate Education 121

Summary 124

Suggested Activities 124

Selected Websites 125

References 130

Chapter 6 The Supervised Practice Experience 133

Trying Your Wings 133

Competencies for the Supervised Practice Component 133

When Does Supervised Practice Occur? 134

The Dietetic Internship Shortage 135

Making the Decision: Coordinated Program versus Dietetic Internship 135

Distance Internships 137

Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways (TSPPs) 138

Applying for the Supervised Practice Experience 138

The Interview as Part of the Admission Process 141

Suggested Activities 147

Selected Websites 148

References 148

Chapter 7 Credentialing 151

Protecting the Public 151

Commission on Dietetic Registration 151

Dietetic Registration 152

The Registration Examination 152

Computer-Adaptive Testing 154

Getting Ready for the Credentialing Examination 155

Maintaining Registered Status 156

Steps in Professional Portfolio Development 157

Specialty Credentials 157

Fellow of the American Dietetic Association/Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 160

Licensure 160

Other Tools Supporting Professional Competence 161

Summary 167

Suggested Activities 170

Selected Websites 171

References 171

Part IV Professional Organizations 173

Chapter 8 Why Join a Professional Association? 175

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 175

Mission, Vision, Philosophy, and Values 177

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Headquarters 179

The Volunteer Element of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 180

Honors and Awards Bestowed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 187

Why Should I Become a Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? 190

Other Professional Associations 190

Summary 190

Suggested Activities 196

Selected Websites 196

References 197

Part V The Future 199

Chapter 9 Trends, Predictions, and Your Future 201

Implications for Dietetics Practice 204

The Future for Dietetics Professionals 205

Summary 205

Suggested Activities 207

Selected Websites 208

References 208

Chapter 10 Crossing the Bridge: From Student to Professional 211

Professional Advice 212

You Are Entering a Helping Profession 214

Lifelong Learning and Professional Development 214

Standards of Professional Practice 215

Professional Ethics 216

Commitment to the Profession 216

Finally, Some Tips for Career Success 218

Summary 220

Suggested Activities 224

Selected Websites 225

Suggested Readings 225

References 226

Appendix: Commonly Used Acronyms in the Dietetics Profession 229

Index 233

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