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The origin of hospices/hospitals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10302347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hospices/hospitals in Western civilization are primarily an outgrowth of the teachings of Jesus. Soon after Greek monastic orders constructed buildings for the sick and dying, noblewoman Fabiola established the first hospices in the western Mediterranean. The hospice/hospital movement spread widely in medieval Europe. In modern society a distinction has been made between hospitals and hospices. Hospitals are devoted mostly to curing patients while hospices are concerned with terminal care. St. Christopher's Hospice is the acclaimed model of what a hospice program should contain. Caring for the sick and dying has contributed greatly to the positive influence of Christianity.
W E Phipps
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Death studies     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0748-1187     ISO Abbreviation:  Death Stud     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-16     Completed Date:  1988-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506890     Medline TA:  Death Stud     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-9     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
History, Ancient
History, Medieval
History, Modern 1601-
Hospices / history*
United States

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