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Descriptor English: Hospice Care
Descriptor Spanish: Cuidados Paliativos al Final de la Vida
Descriptor Portuguese: Cuidados Paliativos na Terminalidade da Vida
Descriptor French: Accompagnement de la fin de la vie
Entry term(s): Bereavement Care
Care, Bereavement
Care, Hospice
Hospice Program
Hospice Programs
Program, Hospice
Programs, Hospice
Tree number(s): E02.760.905.400
N02.421.585.905.400
SP2.142
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017051
Scope note: Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Annotation: for the dying; /psychol permitted
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Hospices (1977-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
Related: Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing MeSH
Respite Care MeSH
DeCS ID: 30048
Unique ID: D017051
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/06/20
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Hospice Care - Preferred
Concept UI M0025909
Scope note Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Preferred term Hospice Care
Entry term(s) Care, Hospice
Hospice Programs - Broader
Concept UI M0025911
Preferred term Hospice Programs
Entry term(s) Hospice Program
Program, Hospice
Programs, Hospice
Bereavement Care - Narrower
Concept UI M0025910
Preferred term Bereavement Care
Entry term(s) Care, Bereavement



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