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ELNEC Connections

The quarterly newsletter, ELNEC Connections, is sent to ELNEC Trainers, various palliative care organizations and projects, governmental agencies, and media representatives.  ELNEC Connections provides information on palliative care and offers a forum through which the network of ELNEC Trainers can stay in contact and share successful education strategies.  The newsletter is available online.

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ELNEC Publications

CARES: Competencies And Recommendations for Educating Undergraduate Nursing Students Preparing Nurses to Care for the Seriously Ill and their Families
A document from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2016) that provides palliative care competencies developed for undergraduate nursing students.

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing
This 2015 edition is edited by Drs. Betty Ferrell, Nessa Coyle, and Judith Paice. 

Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing
This 2016 edition is edited by Connie Dahlin, Patrick Coyne, and Dr. Betty Ferrell. 

Published Outcomes of ELNEC Courses

The following publications include outcomes data from the follow up evaluation of selected ELNEC courses.

Boit, J.M., Ototo, Rl, Ali, Z., & Malloy, P. (2014). Rural hospice in Kenya provides compassionate palliative care to hundreds each year. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 16(1), 240-245.

Coyne, P., Paice, J.A., Ferrell, B.R., Malloy, P., Virani, R., & Fennimore, L.A. (2007). Oncology End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium training program: Improving palliative care in cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(4), 801-807.

Dahlin, C.M., Coyne, P.J., Paice, J., Malloy, P., Thaxton, C.A., Haskamp, A.  (2017).  ELNEC-APRN:  Meeting the needs of advanced practice nurses through education.  Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nurses; (19):3.  261-265. 

Ferrell, B., Malloy, P., Mazanec, P., & Virani, R. (2016). CARES: AACN's new competencies and recommendations for educating undergraduate nursing students to improve palliative care. Journal of Professional Nursing. 32(5):327-333.

Ferrell, B.R., Dahlin, C., Campbell, M.L., Paice, J.A., Malloy, P., & Virani, R. (2007). End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training program: Improving palliative care in critical care. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 30(3), 206-212.

Ferrell, B., Malloy, P., Virani, R. (2015). The end of life nursing education consortium project. Annals of Palliative Medicine. (Accepted for publication, March 5, 2015).

Ferrell, B., Malloy, P., & Virani, R. (2016). Celebrating the success of an AACN partnership. Journal of Professional Nursing. Can be downloaded from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.12.002.

Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R., Paice, J.A., Malloy, P., & Dahlin, C. (2010). Statewide efforts to improve palliative care in critical care settings. Critical Care Nurse, 30(6), doi: 10.4037/ccn2010248 

Ferrell, B., Virani, R., Paice, J.A., Coyle, N, & Coyne, P. (2009). Evaluation of palliative care nursing education seminars. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. Can be downloaded from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2009.08.004.

Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R., Grant, M., Rhome, A., Malloy, P., Bednash, G., & Grimm, M. (2005). Evaluation of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) undergraduate faculty training program. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 8(1), 107-114.

Ferrell, B., Virani, R., Harrington Jacobs, H., Malloy, P., & Kelly, K. (2010). Arts and humanities in palliative nursing education. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(5), 941-945.

Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R., Malloy, P. (2006). Evaluation of end-of-life nursing education consortium project in the USA. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 12(6), 269-276.

Ferrell, B.F., Virani, R., Malloy, P., & Kelly, K. (2010). The preparation of oncology nurses in palliative care. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 26(4), 259-265.

Gabriel, M.S., Malloy, P., Wilson, L., Virani, R., Jones, D., Luhrs, C., Shreve, S. (2015). End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)–For Veterans: An Educational Project to Improve Care for All Veterans With Serious, Complex Illness. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. 17(1). 40-47. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000121

Grant, M., Wiencek, C., Virani, R., Uman, G., Munevar, C., Malloy, P., & Ferrell, B. (2013). End-of-life care education in acute and critical care: The California ELNEC project. AACN Advances in Critical Care, 24(2), 121-129. doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e3182832a94

Jacobs, H.H., Ferrell, B., Virani, R., Malloy, P. (2009). Appraisal of the pediatric end-of-life nursing education consortium training program. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 24(3), 216-221.

Kelly, K., Ersek, M., Virani, R., Malloy, P., & Ferrell, B. (2008). End-of-life nursing education consortium geriatric training program: Improving palliative care in community geriatric care settings. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 34(5), 28-35.

Kelly K., Thrane, S., Virani, R., Malloy, P., Ferrell, B. (2011). Expanding palliative care nursing education in California: The ELNEC-Geriatric project. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(4), 188-194.

Long, C., & Kelly, K. (2011). ELNEC: Providing opportunities to expand palliative and end-of-life education in Arizona nursing homes. Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, 16(1), 9-12.

Malloy, P., Ferrell, B., Virani, R., & Mazanec, P.  (2017).  Promoting palliative care internationally:  Building leaders to promote education, practice, and advocacy.  Journal of Pain & Symptom Management.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.03.032

Malloy, P., Boit, J., Tarus, A., Marete, J., Ferrell, B., & Ali, Z. (2017). Providing palliative care to patients with cancer: Addressing the needs in Kenya. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, (4)10, 45-49.

Malloy, P., Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R., Uman, G., Rhome, A., Whitlatch, B., & Bednash, G. (2006). Evaluation of end-of-life nursing education for continuing education and clinical staff development educators. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 22(1), 31-36.

Malloy, P., Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R., Wilson, K., & Uman, G. (2006). Palliative Care Education for Pediatric Nurses. Pediatric Nursing,32(6), 555-561.

Malloy, P., Paice, J., Coyle, N., Coyne, P., Smith, T., Ferrell, B. (2014). Promoting palliative care worldwide through international nursing education. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25(4), 410-417.

Malloy, P., Paice, J.A, Ferrell, B.R., Ali, Z., Munyoro, E., Coyne, P., Smith, T.(2011). Advancing Palliative Care in Kenya. Cancer Nursing, 34(1), E10-E13.

Malloy, P., Paice, J., Virani, R., Ferrell, B.R., Bednash, G. (2008). End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium: 5 years of educating graduate nursing faculty in excellent palliative care. Journal of Professional Nursing, 24(6), 352-357.

Malloy, P., Sumner, E., VIrani, R., & Ferrell, B.R. (2007). End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium for Pediatric Palliative Care. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 32(5), 298-302.

Malloy, P., Takenouchi, S., Kim, H.S., Lu, Y., & Ferrell, B. (2018). Providing palliative care education: Showcasing efforts of Asian nurses. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 5(1), 15-20.

Malloy, P., Thaxton, C., Battista, V., & Ferrell B. (2018). Education: The key to providing, maintaining and sustaining excellent pediatric palliative care. ChiPPS E-Journal, (50), 35-38.

Malloy, P., Thrane, S., Winston, T., Virani, R., Kelly, K. (2013). Do Nurses Who Care for Patients in Palliative and End-of-Life Settings Perform Good Self-care? Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 15(2), 99-106. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e31826bef72

Malloy, P., Virani, R., Kelly, K., Jacobs, H.H., Ferrell, B. (2008). Seven years and 50 courses later: End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium continues commitment to provide excellent palliative care education. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 10(4), 233-239.

Malloy, P., Virani, R., Kelly, K., & Munevar, C. (2010). Beyond bad news: Communication skills of nurses in palliative care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing,12(3), 166-174.

Mitrea, N., Mosoiu, D., Ancuta, C., Malloy, P.,& Rogozea, L. (2017). The impact of the end-of-life nursing education consortium international training program on the clinical practice of eastern European nurses working in specialized palliative care services: A Romanian case study. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 19(5), 424-434.

Paice, J.A., Erickson-Hurt, C., Ferrell, B., Coyle, N., Coyne, P.J., Long, C.O., Mazanec, P., Malloy, P., & Smith, T.J. (2011). Providing pain and palliative care education internationally. The Journal of Supportive Oncology, 9(4), 129-133.

Paice, J.A., Ferrell, B.R., Coyle, N., Coyne, P. & Callaway, M. (2008) Global efforts to improve palliative care: The international End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Training Programme. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61(2), 173-180.

Paice, J.A., Ferrell, B., Coyle, N., Coyne, P., & Smith, T. (2010). Living and dying in east Africa: Implementing the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium curriculum in Tanzania. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(2), 161-166.

Paice, J.A., Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R., Grant, M., Malloy, P., & Rhome, A. (2006) Graduate nursing education regarding end-of-life care: Solutions to an urgent need. Nursing Outlook, 54(1), 46-52.

Paice, J.A., Ferrell, B.R., Virani, R. Grant, M., Malloy, P., & Rhome, A. (2006). Appraisal of the Graduate End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) training program. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9(2), 353-360.

Virani, R., Malloy, P., Dahlin, C., & Coyne, P. (2014). Creating a fabric for palliative care in safety net hospitals: End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium for Public Hospitals. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 16(5), 312-319.

Virani, R., Malloy, P., Ferrell, B.R., Kelly, K. (2008). Statewide efforts in promoting palliative care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 11(7), 991-996. 

Videos for Courses

The following pages are suggested videos that may be used across various ELNEC courses/curricula along with possible scenes and ordering information. This is only a suggested list; you can also choose other videos that will illustrate and enhance the content for the ELNEC modules. 

For an additional listing of relevant videos, you can find a complete video list along with descriptions by referring to the City of Hope (COH) Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center Index: Category III: Palliative Care, under Educational Materials/Curriculum section, Item #3, “Care of the Dying Patient” video listing.

Community Education Slides and Information Sheet
Hospice/Palliative Care Resources

2013 National Consensus Project Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC): Provides resources for palliative care program development and growth. Access essential palliative care tools, education, resources and training for interprofessional healthcare teams. 

City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center (COHPPRC): Serves as a clearinghouse to disseminate information and resources to assist others in improving the quality of pain management and end of life care. The COHPPRC provides a central source for collecting pain assessment tools, patient education materials, quality assurance materials, palliative care resources, research instruments and other resources. The pain and symptom management cards can be found on the home page of the COHPPRC. 

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC): This project, a partnership between the City of Hope and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is a national education initiative to improve palliative care. The project provides undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, CE providers, staff development educators, specialty nurses in pediatrics, oncology, critical care and geriatrics, and other nurses with training in palliative care so they can teach this essential information to nursing students and practicing nurses.

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse, 2017
Textbook written by Katherine Murray, from Life and Death Matters

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse – Learning Activities, 2017
A compilation of learning activities that dovetail with the nurses text, from Life and Death Matters

Fast Facts and Concepts: Fast Facts and Concepts provide concise, practical, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based summaries on key topics important to clinicians and trainees caring for patients facing serious illnesses. These documents are designed to be easily accessible and clinically relevant monographs on palliative care topics. They are intended to be quick teaching tools for bedside rounds, as well as self-study material for health care professional trainees and clinicians who work with patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA): Established in 1986, HPNA is the nation's largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing care. In addition, HPNA has two other organizations under its arm: Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF).

Joint Commission Advanced Palliative Care Certification: Launched in September 2011, The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for adult and pediatric patients with serious illness. 

Relias: ELNEC training courses (Core, Critical Care, Geriatric, and Pediatric Palliative Care) are available on online through Relias. Ten communication vignettes and study guides are also available.

ELNEC-Undergraduate is also available on ReliasNOTE: Courses on Relias are NOT ELNEC train-the-trainer courses