Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 3–4, pp 142–152 | Cite as

Medical foster care for seriously medically ill children: A growing need

  • Diane M. Yost
  • Neil J. Hochstadt


This article identifies and lists the problems of children with complex medical conditions and/or complex home health case needs. Five categories of seriously chronically ill children are identified and programs to meet their needs discussed. The authors believe many of these children could benefit from foster home placements; they discuss one project in which there is collaboration between a pediatric medical center and a social service agency.


Medical Condition Social Psychology Medical Center Social Service Foster Care 
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© Human Sciences Press 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane M. Yost
    • 1
  • Neil J. Hochstadt
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Foster Care/Adoption ServicesChildren's Home and Aid Society of IllinoisChicago
  2. 2.Behavioral Science DepartmentLa Rabida Children's Hospital and Research CenterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Pritzker School of MedicineUniv. of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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