offers modules on pain and symptom management, ethics, communication, and other key EOL issues (AACN, 2000).
course was presented here by the Philippine Cancer Society, Philippine Society of Hospice Palliative Medicine, City of Hope, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Philippine Airlines, and Silliman Medical Center Foundation Inc.
Resources for Nurses to Start Early Conversations About Palliative Care GetPalliativeCare.org * Handouts, videos, podcasts, and live chats for patients and families American Nurses Association (www.nursingworld.org) * Position Statement Nursing Care and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Allow Natural Death (AND) Decisions * Excellent recommendations to assist patients in making end-of-life decisions * Policy recommendations for clinical practice End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC
) (www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec) * Prepares nurses with essential content on how to communicate in culturally appropriate ways with patients and families * Content about pain and symptom management, care at the time of death, grief, and ethics
for Veterans addresses the unique palliative care needs of veterans and guides nurses in orchestrating their care in any setting.
Over 11,000 nurses representing all 50 states and 65 countries have received ELNEC
training which they share with colleagues in educational and clinical settings.
Subsequently, the End-of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC
) was developed with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Multiple pediatric palliative care curricula have been written, along with ELNEC
, a sophisticated nursing curriculum, and a recently published compendium on the role of the social worker in end of life care.
One of the most successful EOL education projects providing structured information to nurses is the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC
) (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2016).
Communication skills for end-of-life nursing care: Teaching strategies from the ELNEC
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC
) Project is a national end-of-life educational program, administered by City of Hope National Medical Center and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and designed to enhance palliative care in nursing.
Nurses who receive training from End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC
), sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2014), understand and are able to apply clinical and ethical standards to the care of patients choosing VSED.
By using a standardized patient family and creatively using resources from the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC
), this author maximized learning experiences for advanced practice students who will care for elderly individuals and their families.