Hospice



[hos-pis] /ˈhɒs pɪs/

noun
1.
a house of shelter or rest for pilgrims, strangers, etc., especially one kept by a religious order.
2.
Medicine/Medical.

/ˈhɒspɪs/
noun (pl) hospices
1.
a nursing home that specializes in caring for the terminally ill
2.
(archaic) Also called hospitium (hɒˈspɪtɪəm), (pl) hospitia (hɒˈspɪtɪə). a place of shelter for travellers, esp one kept by a monastic order
n.

1818, “rest house for travelers,” from French hospice (13c.), from Latin hospitium “guest house, hospitality,” from hospes (genitive hospitis) “guest, host” (see host (n.1)). Sense of “home for the aged and terminally ill ” is from 1893; hospice movement first attested 1979.

hospice hos·pice (hŏs’pĭs)
n.
A program or facility that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional, spiritual, social, and financial needs of terminally ill patients at a facility or at a patient’s home.

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