Family Care pp 83-90 | Cite as

Looking After The Sick Person

  • Muriel Skeet
Part of the Macmillan Tropical Community Health Manuals book series (MTCHM)


Although we all want to be healthy and happy, unfortunately most of us suffer from at least one illness or accident during our lifetime. Many of us are ill in our own homes and then are looked after by other members of the family and village. Usually it is women who undertake this work. If you have to do it, you will want to do it well. This section of the book will try to help you. Whenever possible, you should get direct advice from the health worker or staff at the Health Centre or Dispensary and do what they tell you to do for the person who is sick (who may be called a “patient”).


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© M. Skeet 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Muriel Skeet
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Nursing Advisory Committee of the League of Red Cross SocietiesFrance
  2. 2.Commonwealth Nurses’ FederationUK

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