End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) is a national initiative to improve end-of-life education to healthcare providers, which translates into excellent care to patients and their families. This training conference is targeted for health providers who are interested in learning more about Palliative Care and end-of-life patient care, including those working in: medical, oncology, intensive care, home care/hospice and skilled nursing units or facilities.
Following the program, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the philosophy and principles of hospice and palliative care that can be integrated across settings to affect quality care at the end-of-life.
- Discuss aspects of assessing physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social domains of quality of life for patients and families facing a life-threatening illness or event.
- Describe pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies used to relieve pain.
- Discuss the role of the nurse involved with pain assessment and management at end-of-life.
- Identify common symptoms associated with end-of-life processes and potential causes for these symptoms.
- Describe interventions that can prevent or diminish symptoms at end-of-life.
- Discuss ethical issues and dilemmas that may arise in end-of-life/palliative care.
- Identify dimensions of culture and the influence of culture on palliative care for patients across the life span.
- Describe important factors in communicating bad news. Indentify three factors that influence communication in the palliative care setting.
- Define loss, mourning, grief and bereavement. Provide three interventions that may be appropriate to facilitate grief.
- Define personal death awareness and cumulative loss associated with professional care giving.
- Assess physical, psychological, social and spiritual care needs and interventions
Please view the PDF for additional information and registration details:
End of Life Training-1.pdf