A Jewish client requests an orthodox diet while hospitalized.The nurse should refer this request to the:
3.Unit case manager.
4.Rabbi in pastoral care.
The dietary department should meet with the client to ensure that the foods are available and prepared according to religious beliefs.On admission,the client should be asked whether there are special dietary needs.The dietary department should be notified of these special needs,and a dietary representative should meet with the client and family when possible.
The physician should be consulted if a requested food is contrary to a prescribed diet restriction.The unit case manager does not need to be contacted regarding a dietary request.The rabbi is not involved in dietary requests.
CN:Management of care;CL:Apply