The Model and Process for Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (2012, updated 2016) demonstrates how dietitians integrate professional knowledge and skills into evidence-based decision making; with individuals, groups or populations; in clinical settings, public health or health promotion. The Model also articulates the specific skills, knowledge and critical reasoning that all dietitians deploy and the environmental factors that influence the practice of dietetics.
The BDA believes that the implementation of the Model is crucial as it enables dietitians and those working in dietetics how to deliver effective and quality nutrition and dietetic services.
When is it used?
It is used in the education of students; supporting the development of consultation skills and clinical reasoning. It can be used in practice to provide a structure for record keeping, to develop practice standards, deliver a consistent standard of practice and to measure and prove your contribution through defining and measuring outcomes.
Read more about outcomes here.