sickness, health, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Care of the sick must accomplish three things. The improvement of the patient, the comfort of the patient and the protection of those who are well. The patient wants to get well. That is the most important thing to him and it must be the foremost thought of his attendant. A sick person cannot attend to his own personal wants, and because he is sick and not normal, either physically or nervously, his wants are likely to be many. The health of other members of the household must not suffer because one member is sick. Special precautions are necessary if the disease is a contagious one
Youtz, H. L., "Care of the Sick" (1927). SDSU Extension Circulars. 266.