Saturday, March 26, 2011


Orthodox Jews prefer the kosher diet; however the diet is optional for Conservative, Reform and Reconstructive Jews. This diet contains no dairy and meat. Kosher foods are specially prepared and approved by religious inspectors. Consuming pork, predatory fowl or shellfish is forbidden. However, dairy and meat dishes may not be mixed such as cheeseburger, but a hamburger is considered. Some hospitals have kosher cafeteria that provides food for the Jews.
Roman Catholics fasts on Ash Wednesdays, Good Fridays, and on Fridays during Lent. They abstain from consuming meat.

Hindus forbid eating meat.

Muslims forbid pork and alcohol. They consider pork to be an unholy dish. They use their right hand for eating and they utilize their left hand for urinating and defecating. The nurse should offer medications to the right hand to avoid offending the individual. During the Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset therefore medications are to be given prior to fasting.

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