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Hospice Care MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hospice Care
Tree Number(s)
E02.760.905.400
N02.421.585.905.400
Unique ID
D017051
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017051
Annotation
for the dying; /‌psychol permitted
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)
Entry Term(s)
Bereavement Care
Hospice Programs
Previous Indexing
Hospices (1977-1991)
See Also
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
Respite Care
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/06/20
Revision Date
2015/06/29
Hospice Care Preferred
Hospice Programs Broader
Bereavement Care Narrower
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