Hospitality and health care are clearly connected, both etymologically and practically. Health care has traditionally been delivered in hospitals. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac developed the concept and practice of Vincentian health care, demonstrating a preferential option for the poor. It is important that those who work in healthcare understand and remain committed to Vincentian and hospitality based health care, particularly for the indigent and marginalized. The need for Vincentian and hospitality-based health care remains relevant and necessary in contemporary society, as there remains health inequity, particularly for the poor.
Conry, John M.
"Reflections from the Road: Vincentian Hospitality Principles in Healthcare Education for the Indigent,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 2
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol2/iss3/11