Quiz 16: Nutrition


Water is considered as the most common liquid on the earth. It is a colorless, odorless, transparent chemical substance and referred as the main constituent of all the oceans, lakes, streams, and rivers. Water is important for all the life forms. Water forms about 70% of a human body weight. It is probably the most important aspect of the body. All the cells are bathed in water, as it is a universal solvent. Water is the main solvent for all the chemical reactions. As water is lost through urination, respiration, and sweating, so it must be replenished. It helps in the removal of toxins from the body. The lack of water in the body is known as the dehydration, which causes the thirst signal to come into play. Over-hydration is the condition, in which the body has an excess amount of water stored. It may occur if the kidneys are not functioning well. Also, may occur in athletes, if their water intake is higher than the required to avoid the dehydration.

For orthodox Jews, meat with dairy and pork are not allowed. When Mrs. Cohen was served with the above mentioned food, she got all worked up and started crying hysterically. The new staff must be told specifically about the food habits of the patient. As the patient has been staying at the hospital for a very long time, it is needed for the staff to take care of her needs, and make it their priority. The health care provider at that time should try to calm down Mrs. Cohen. In cases where religious restrictions prevent certain types of food to be eaten, special care is needed to be taken by the staff. It is essential to make sure that the patient does not have to compromise on their health by following their religion.

If a meal distributor sees a person exchanging their food, or discarding their food, due to any reason, he must ask the patient not to do it. The meal distributor must ask the health care provider to make the patient understand about the meal he is supposed to eat and also the benefits related to it Meal distributor can also make the patient understand that the diet given to them will make them leave the hospital at the earliest. It will make them healthy again. Also, if they do not eat the prescribed food it can deteriorate their present condition. If the patient does not listen, then asking any family member to intervene can also be a good idea. In most of the cases, family members are able to convince the patients more easily.