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Hospice Care

"Hospice Care" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hospice Care" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hospice Care" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 198 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2017
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