Advancing Palliative Care
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
Train the Trainer: ELNEC Core Curriculum
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Date: Tuesday, May 26th - Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
Location: Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
- 11 Contact Hours
- 11 Hours of Participation
This Train-the-Trainer Course provides participants with education in palliative care as well as preparation to teach the information to practicing nurses and other health care providers. These courses are written by nurses for nurses and are designed to educate nursing providing palliative care and improving end of life care, but all members of the interdisciplinary team are welcome to attend.
The ELNEC Core Curriculum contains sessions that address eight critical aspects of end-of-life care: palliative nursing care, pain management, symptom management, ethical issues in palliative care nursing, cultural and spiritual considerations in palliative care, communication, final hours, and loss, grief, and bereavement.. This curriculum was developed for nurses who work in intensive care, coronary care, burn and dialysis units, emergency departments, and other clinical areas encompassing critical care.
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project is a national end-of-life educational program administered by City of Hope (COH) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) designed to enhance palliative care in nursing. The ELNEC curriculum addresses the essential components of palliative care, using interactive learning strategies, that include: the role of nurse as advocate, the multidisciplinary team, the multidimensional aspect of caring for persons with serious illness, the family as the unit of care, and the critical need for attention to underserved and special populations.