Logistically, then, how do they do it?
Do you have a special menu sheet for each diet (or, in Croatia, for each medical condition)? Or is all this stuff programmed into the computer and does it automatically reject anything it thinks is unsuitable for you? Or do the nurses arrange all this and decide what works for you and what doesn't?
As you can probably tell, I'm sitting in on the hospital meetings about this. The staff have all sorts of information about what works at a bureaucratic & kitchen level, but not much info about what works and doesn't work from the patients' point of view, and that's why I'm asking: I'd like to be able to sound informed at the next meeting and be able to speak from more than my own experience.
At our hospital, there seems to be a basic menu for everybody, and they just remove from your plate anything you're not allowed to eat. A person on a special diet gets pretty hungry and cranky after a day or two of so little food!!!!!
well as I am aware it goes like this:
the doctors prescribe what you eat and you can discuss it with him every day while they do their visit to every patient ... he then notes any changes to your diet in the chart wich then the nurses give to the kitchen ... and thats it
the kitchen has fixed diet plans (for example: pancreas-1, colitis-1, high protein... etc), but if the doctor aproves something in the chart, you can get that also
its an ok system, but it lacks variety(there are no menus or lists) ... for example, there isnt too much choice ... every person in the hospital with a specific diet (example pancreas-1) is getting the same meal that day (or if the doctor aproved something else, then they can eat that too)... and we dont get "deserts" :) it saves the hospital money and personaly I don't mind since by saving that way they dont save on other important stuff
Post Edited (Escalador) : 5/21/2010 11:08:33 AM (GMT-6)