Kashrus in the Hospital: Advanced Dementia Patients and Comfort Feedings

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January 04 2023
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Series: Einstein Medical Halacha

Venue: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Collections: R' Shimmy Steinmetz Medical Halacha

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Is there a prohibition to eat non kosher enteral nutrition? Does it make a difference if the patient has advanced dementia? Do comfort feedings need to be kosher? If a patient is already being treated with a non kosher treatment, do I need to stop it?

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