Sick child care: a developmental perspective.

  title={Sick child care: a developmental perspective.},
  author={Angela A. Crowley},
  journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners},
  volume={8 6},
Sick child care programs provide an alternative when mildly ill children are excluded from their regular child care program. Although infectious disease implications have been addressed, little attention has been directed to the potentially negative consequences of care by unfamiliar providers in unfamiliar settings. Appropriate options for care during illness must be based not only on the physical but the emotional and developmental needs of young children.