Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Hospices de Beaune

  • The US hospice movement: Redressing modern medicine

    Emily BetheaChicago, Illinois, USA Unlike its modern concept, hospice began as “a house of rest and entertainment” not only “for pilgrims, travelers, or strangers” but also “for the destitute or sick.”1 Like the images conjured by these words, the first hospices are believed to have originated in the 11th century when the Crusaders permitted the…