Ethics in Dietetic Practice
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When: April 23, 2019
5:45-8:00 pm
Where: Viterbo University, School of Nursing Building, NRC 195
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin  54601
United States
Contact: WAND Office

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Join us for a night of discussion on ethics!



Lynn Kuhl

Lynne Kuhl is an Assistant Professor of Nursing for Viterbo School of Nursing and has join the SON faculty fall of 2016.  Lynne has spent the past 10 years as both Clinical Educator and Unit Manager for Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. She provided leadership for the staff of Oncology, Medical-Renal, Dialysis Units as well as for the Vascular access team.  She has been had opportunity speak at national nursing educator event regarding the relationship between academia and practice partners. 

Lynne received her MSN in nursing education at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.  She has worked extensively in business prior to her career in nursing, having had her own business, working as a consultant to United Airlines, as well as, as working in social services in both Wisconsin and Indiana.  She received her undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University majoring in Psychology and Sociology.  She entered nursing as non-traditional student, receiving her ADN from the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL. 

This diverse work and education history has brought Lynne to consider the concepts of wholeness, wellness and resilience.  Specifically, how persons in ‘caring’ professions can have sustainable careers.  This journey has included multidisciplinary work and conversations on ethics, self-compassion and its impact on self-care and professional identity.


Richard Kyte

Rick Kyte is the Endowed Professor and Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he teaches a variety of ethics courses dealing with issues in business, leadership, and the environment.  He received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University and his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994. Rick writes a regular column for the La Crosse Tribune titled “The Ethical Life.”  He also serves as Board President of Leader Ethics-Wisconsin.  


Sister Laura Nettles

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  • 5:45 pm-Check-In/Registration
  • 6:00-6:15 pm- Introduction to Panelist
  • 6:15-7:00 pm-Discussion Panel
  • 7:00-7:15 pm-Break (refreshments available)
  • 7:15-7:45 pm- Discussion Panel
  • 7:45-8:00 pm- Discussion periods (questions/answers)

Learning Objectives:

  • Accepts own responsibility and accountability for actions and decisions related to customers.
  • Recognizes and manages conflict of interest.
  • Understands the impact of personal values and beliefs on practice.
  • Practices with honesty, integrity, transparency and fairness. 
  • Recognizes and maintains appropriate relationships and boundaries.
  • Recognizes and manages situations with ethical implications.
  • Communicates professional title and credentials accurately. 
  • Adheres to the Standards of Professional Performance for RDNs. 

Learning Codes: 

  • 1050 Ethics


This event is FREE for members and $25 for non-members. 

Nursing building parking lot and available off-street parking available. Two CPE hours have been approved for this event. 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.