BOUNDARIES: Clarifying what’s okay and what’s not okay.
I will respect your boundaries with honesty and kindness.
I will speak up if something is said or done that is not okay.
I will ask questions if I am unclear about what’s okay and what’s not.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Owning our mistakes and excuses.
I will not blame others for my mistakes.
I will be responsible for my own actions.
I will allow others to keep me accountable with honesty and respect.
LIBERALITY: Extending generosity to the intentions, words, and actions of others.
I will be open to new behaviors, thoughts, opinions, etc.
I will accept that you are doing the best that you can and not take it personally.
I will speak up with kindness if something is said or done that is offensive to me.
DEPENDABLE*: Following through with promises and commitments.
I will only commit to doing something that I know I will do.
I will not overpromise.
I will speak up if I am struggling to balance priorities.
NONJUDGEMENTAL: Asking for what we need and talking about it without judgment.
I will accept you for who you are, without blame or condemnation.
I will express a compassionate attitude that does not judge.
I will not make you feel uncomfortable in an attempt to make me look or feel superior.
CONFIDENTIALITY: Refusing to share information or experiences with others.
I will keep your stories in confidence.
I will only share with permission, and appropriately.
I will keep your personal information, written and verbal, in the strictest of confidences.
ETHICAL: Doing the right thing, even if no one knows or not.
I will practice what I preach.
I will choose courage over comfort and avoid easy, cheap, and fast.
I will act in accordance to what I value most.
*The triangle substitutes the ‘A’ to represent change as well as the supporting fulcrum on a balance.
#The acronym is adapted from Brene Brown’s BRAVING checklist.
CODE OF ETHICS:
As a Registered Dietitian, I am fully committed to the professional code of ethics outlined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.