As long as RDs are able to meet their professional obligations, technology can provide value-added services for clients and the public within dietetic practice settings. The use of social media, telephone, the internet and other forms of technology has many benefits in health care, especially today, when clients expect instant messaging with free and liberal access to information. These benefits include the ability to meet the demand for instant delivery of information, advice and education, and creating communities of practice to support health professionals and clients.  

When using technology in dietetic practice, RDs need to consider a client-centred approach including (but not limited to):
  • Informed Consent
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Communication Practices
  • Maintaining Professional Boundaries
  • Upholding a Professional Image
  • Evidence-Based Information
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Advertising and Promoting Dietetic Services
  • Record Keeping
  • Provincial Membership