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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Southwick as the sculptor of the only bronze statue dedicated to hospice nursing and the center of hospice care the family called the SYMBOL, Legacy of Hope which is on the grounds of the Connecticut hospice surrounded by hundreds of memorial bricks dedicated to love lives of patients, friends and the hospices own nurses.
NEW research published by Hospice UK has highlighted the amount of care being delivered by Hospices every day across the UK.
The hospice equipment division of Travis Medical, based in Austin, is a provider of medical equipment to hospices in a number of key markets in Texas.
Hospice UK champions and supports the work of more than 200 hospices across the UK so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and support their families and carers.
However, hospices have been major contributors to local communities since the beginning of the hospice movement in the United States in the early 1970's.
As the health care system shifts towards a value-based payment system, West Virginia hospices can provide value at end of life when involved at the right time.
As Chair of the Assembly Cross Party Group on Hospices and Palliative Care, I was pleased to be quoted in last Monday's (August 18th) story 'Hospices concerned as funds are frozen for the third year',' but regret that I was wrongly named as Mark Drakeford, the name of the Welsh Government's Health Minister.
THREE hospices have been handed four-figure charity cheques.

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