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hospice,

program of humane and supportive care for the terminally ill and their families; the term also applies to a professional facility that provides care to dying patients who can no longer be cared for at home. Hospice is an alternative to hospitalization in which the focus is on maintaining the quality of life as much as is possible. It typically emphasizes home care for as long as possible; relief from pain; an attractive, noninstitutional environment if the patient can no longer be cared for at home; and personal and family counseling. The hospice movement was pioneered by Dr. Cicely SaundersSaunders, Dame Cicely
(Cicely Mary Strode Saunders), 1918–2005, British physician, a pioneer in the modern hospice movement. She left Oxford during World War II to become a nurse (1944) and, after working as a medical social worker with cancer patients, a doctor (1957).
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, founder of St. Christopher's Hospice (opened 1967), London, and furthered by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-RossKübler-Ross, Elisabeth
, 1926–2004, American psychiatrist, b. Switzerland. After studying medicine at the Univ. of Zürich (M.D. 1957), Kübler-Ross became a pioneer in the field of thanatology, the study of death and dying.
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's work with the dying.

hospice

A resort for travelers which includes lodging and entertainment.

hospice

a nursing home that specializes in caring for the terminally ill
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Jeanine Ellinwood, had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia with Amele and see the need and the great work that Hospice Ethiopia does with such little resources.
Andy Goldsmith, chief executive of Hope House Children's Hospices, said: "It is a sad reflection that NHS England considers access to children's hospice care for terminally ill children and for families at the most tragic of times should depend almost entirely on the generosity of communities and businesses and the ability of hospices to fundraise and run charity shops.
Nearly 30,000 people have signed a petition calling for the hospice to be kept open, while campaigns are being supported by families of children who have stayed there.
The acquisition of Grace Hospice allows Ascend Hospice to provide the communities of the commonwealth with the care and compassion Ascend is known for.
The other hospices set to benefit from the event include Ardgowan Hospice, Ayrshire Hospice, Children's Hospices Across Scotland, Highland Hospice,The Prince and Princess ofWales Hospice, St Andrew's Hospice, St Columba's Hospice and Strathcarron Hospice.
David Pratt, the Provincial Grand Master of the province of Yorkshire West Riding, said: "I'm very pleased we've been able to assist both Kirkwood Hospice and Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.
In a statement on hospice care week, Mr Isherwood, who chairs the cross party group on hospices and palliative care in the National Assembly, emphasised the vital role of hospices in Wales which each year directly care for more than 10,000 people.
* Gifts to Arkansas Hospice Foundation can take many forms: memorials, grants, donations to specific programs and unrestricted funds that help meet the greatest need.
Acorns will be one of the more than one hundred hospices taking part in this year's Hospice Care Week (October 8-14).
Acorns will be one of the more than 100 hospices taking part in this year's Hospice Care Week (8-14 October).