hospice


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hos·pice

 (hŏs′pĭs)
n.
1. A shelter or lodging for travelers, pilgrims, foundlings, or the destitute, especially one maintained by a monastic order.
2. A program that provides palliative care and attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients at an inpatient facility or at the patient's home.

[French, from Old French, from Latin hospitium, hospitality, from hospes, hospit-, host; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots.]

hospice

(ˈhɒspɪs)
n, pl hospicespl hospitia (hɒˈspɪtɪə)
1. (Medicine) a nursing home that specializes in caring for the terminally ill
2. archaic Also called: hospitium a place of shelter for travellers, esp one kept by a monastic order
[C19: from French, from Latin hospitium hospitality, from hospes guest, host1]

hos•pice

(ˈhɒs pɪs)

n.
1. a house of shelter or rest for pilgrims, strangers, etc., esp. one kept by a religious order.
2. a health care facility, or a system of professional home visits and supervision, for supportive care of the terminally ill.
[1810–20; < French < Latin hospitium=hospit-, s. of hospes host1, guest, stranger + -ium -ium1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hospice - a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)hospice - a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
2.hospice - a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury

hospice

noun nursing home, hospital, sanatorium, convalescent home the purpose-built hospice and respite care centre

hospice

noun
An institution that provides care and shelter:
Translations
hospice

hospice

[ˈhɒspɪs] Nhospicio m

hospice

[ˈhɒspɪs] nhospice m

hospice

n
(for terminally ill) → Pflegeheim nt (für unheilbar Kranke)
(for travellers) → Hospiz nt

hos·pice

n. hospicio; asilo.

hospice

V. hospice care bajo care.
References in classic literature ?
Near this point the footpath joins the wider track, which connects the Grimsel with the head of the Rhone SCHNAWP; this has been carefully constructed, and leads with a tortuous course among and over LES PIERRES, down to the bank of the gloomy little SWOSH-SWOSH, which almost washes against the walls of the Grimsel Hospice.
This was followed by many more bursts, none of WELCHE, however, was so dangerously near; and after waiting a long DEMI-hour in our icy prison, we sallied out to talk through a HABOOLONG which, though not so heavy as before, was quite enough to give us a thorough soaking before our arrival at the Hospice.
In the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
There is a hospice of monks yonder, where you may see the roof among the trees, and there it was that Sir Roland was slain.
7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent weeks, millions of people have had the opportunity to learn more about hospice and palliative care through outreach and efforts of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation.
The majority of end of life care in Wales is provided by hospices across a range of settings, including inpatient units and hospice at home services.
STAFF at Birmingham St Mary's Hospice gathered yesterday to mark the 35th anniversary of the first patient admittance on March 5, 1979.
KirKwood Hospice at Dalton and Elland's Overgate Hospice have for a number of years received annual grants from the Freemasons' Grand Charity in London.
com)-- Clearwater ― Suncoast Hospice joins hospices across America and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November.
THE growing need for hospice services across the UK is being highlighted as part of Hospice Care Week.
MIDDLESBROUGH ERIMUS ROTARY CLUB: The club president, Malcolm Bareham, asked Mike Robson past president to present a cheque for PS440 to Graham Leggatt-Chidgey, chief executive of Butterwick Hospice.
Claire House Children's Hospice in Wirral was awarded PS509,025.