Medical Term:

hospice

Pronunciation: hos′pis

Definition: An institution that provides a centralized program of palliative and supportive services to dying people and their families, in the form of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care; such services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who are available in the home and in specialized inpatient settings.

[L. hospitium, hospitality, lodging, fr. hospes, guest]

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