The Jordan conference and experience prompted me to reflect upon 'hospitality' and 'hospital'. Also hospital as a physical environment and the way this contrasts with community care; and those without access to either.
At the research workshop on Monday with Nicola McHugh Project Coordinator for the Global Research Nurses' network, we were asked to consider and record how our respective job had changed. I jotted down the following also expanded here:
Here are hospital and hospitality:
|During the Middle Ages hospitals served different functions to modern institutions, being almshouses for the poor, hostels for pilgrims, or hospital schools. The word hospital comes from the Latin hospes, signifying a stranger or foreigner, hence a guest. Another noun derived from this, hospitium came to signify hospitality, that is the relation between guest and shelterer, hospitality, friendliness, hospitable reception.|
|The word hospitality derives from the Latin hospes, meaning 'host', 'guest', or 'stranger'. Hospes is formed from hostis, which means 'stranger' or 'enemy' (the latter being where terms like 'hostile' derive).|