Comfort, Compassion, and End of Life Nutrition Care Webinar

Course Expires May 31, 2024
Credits: 1.0 ETHICS CPE
Accreditations: CDR, CBDM

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Learn how to ethically and compassionately provide information to assist patients and families in making end of life nutrition care decisions.

Receive 1 ETHICS CPE

It’s common for patients and families to avoid difficult and often emotional decisions about end-of-life nutrition care until the situation requires it. In many cases, nutrition care professionals are involved in helping patients and their families make those decisions.

Join Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC for a joint Today’s Dietitian and Becky Dorner & Associates webinar that will outline options for RDNs who are counseling patients on end-of-life nutrition care. Liz will discuss the risks and benefits of aggressive nutrition intervention at the end of life and provide information to help nutrition care professionals understand the factors that help formulate an individual’s end-of-life nutrition care decisions.

Note: If you purchase the live session, the recording is automatically added to your BDA account within a few days of the live event. To access the recording, sign into your BDA account at: and choose Webinars.

After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and integrate into daily practice evidence-based research and literature on decision-making as it applies to end-of-life nutrition care.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that affect a patient’s decisions about end-of-life nutrition care.
  3. Apply professional ethics when helping patients make decisions about end-of-life nutrition care.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs and CDMs

CDR Activity Number: Live: 167936 / Recorded: 167937

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar/ 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 1.1.5 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice. 
  • 1.4.1 Communicates risks, benefits, disadvantages, alternatives to, and costs of proposed treatment plans, contracts or scope of work.
  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences. 
  • 10.3.1 Establishes goals and desired outcomes in collaboration with clients/patients.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.


This course has been approved by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CDBM).

Hours: 1.0 Ethics CE

Approval Number: 167728

Each CDM in attendance will be required to report their CE hours by logging into their online account at

CDMs are to retain a copy of the certificate of completion in the event they are audited.

From CBDM: “All CBDM Prior Approved programs are subjected to the CE hour limitations for a program type as defined by CBDM policy. For more information, please refer to The CBDM Guide to Maintaining your Credential”.


Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC is president and owner of Friedrich Nutrition Consulting. Established in 1994, the company has developed a niche as a provider of nutrition services for older adults and education for health care professionals. She serves as a food service and clinical expert for several long-term care facilities.

Liz’s extensive practice in long-term care gives her hands-on experience that enhances her skill set as an expert writer and speaker. She has authored or co-authored numerous articles for journals and magazines and has presented at professional wound healing organizations, dietetic associations, and other professional groups. She also serves as an expert witness in lawsuits against long-term care facilities. Liz has provided consulting services and presentations to, school nutrition programs, daycare providers, and correctional institutions.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Liz is a registered dietitian nutritionist, a licensed dietitian in the state of North Carolina, Serve-Safe Certified, Board Certified as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition and is Nutrition Wound Care Certified. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Entreprenuers Dietetic Practice Group and the Dietitians in Health Care Communities (DHCC) Dietetic Practice Group. Liz’s business philosophy is simple: she provides prompt, personal, and attentive service to all her clients.

Disclosures: Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDN, FAND, NWCC is a subcontractor for Becky Dorner & Associates and is a member of the Hormel Health Lab Advisory Council, however, she certifies that no conflict of interest exists for this program.

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.


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