Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Many medical experts believe that hospice care is an important part of today's medicine as it helps the terminally ill patients cope with the diagnosis and provides support for their families. Both physical and emotional support is offered, the latter being especially important when dealing with young patients. Unfortunately, the statistics show that hospice care is not yet available to everyone around the world, and even in cases where necessary facilities and infrastructure have been set up, numerous improvements are still needed. If you want to know more about the places where terminally ill people seek haven and relief of their sufferings – read this book. It provides an informative insight on the hospice movement, its history and programs.