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Class Information for End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium


End-of-Life Education Consortium (ELNEC) is a curriculum developed by national experts in pain and palliative care from the City of Hope and the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN). It is intended to provide nurses with the necessary education regarding palliative and end-of-life care. ELNEC covers topics including palliative nursing care, communication, pain management, symptom management, ethics, culture/spirituality, care of the patient during final hours, and loss, grief, and bereavement.

Contact Hours


This activity is approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) to award contact hours. ONA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours will be awarded to those individuals who attend 80% of the event and complete an evaluation.
This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.
Planner, presenters, and content reviewers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity.
For more information regarding contact hours, please call Melanie Mudd at (301)827-4755.

Special Comments

This course meets in person for two 8 hour sessions. The location of this course may change related to COVID restrictions (in-person to online hybrid). Participants will receive detailed instructions by email.

Target Audience

Nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers with at least 6 months of clinical experience.

Course Objectives

Following attendance of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe quality palliative care for patients across the lifespan.
2. Define the importance of ongoing communication with the interdisciplinary team, patient and family throughout an end-of-life process.
3. Identify common symptoms associated with end-of-life processes for patients across the life span.
4. Discuss pain assessment and management at the end of life.
5. Define loss, mourning, grief and bereavement.
6. Assess physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care needs and interventions for an imminently dying patient and their family.
7. Identify dimensions of culture and the influence of culture on palliative care for patients across the life span.
8. Discuss ethical issues and dilemmas that may arise in end-of-life/palliative care.



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