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Free COMFORT Communication Curriculum

Thank you for your interest in a FREE copy of the COMFORT Communication curriculum!

Project Overview: The COMFORT Communication for Oncology Nurses is a professional training program funded by the National Cancer Institute to improve patient-centered communication across the cancer trajectory. Using the evidence-based COMFORT Communication curriculum, nearly 400 oncology nurses nationwide have attended a 2-day train-the-trainer course in order to improve patient-centered care at their institutions and learn how to provide exceptional training to their colleagues. The positive feedback received from participants has helped shape the curriculum into its best version and we are excited to pass this along to YOU! 

Curriculum Overview: The COMFORT curriculum summarizes the basic principles of palliative care communication and provides 7 evidence-based communication modules. The goal of the curriculum is to provide oncology nurses with tools to improve patient-provider communication at their institutions. 

FREE access to COMFORT includes:

  • PowerPoint Slides for each Module
  • A PDF copy of the curriculum 
  • Trainer’s Manual with teaching notes
  • 50 Supplemental Resources 

Directions: To access the curriculum, please click below to fill out a quick 3 minute survey. At the end of the survey, you will be directed to a downloadable link to access the materials. If you have any questions, please contact the COMFORT team at

Download Free COMFORT Curriculum

For more information on ELNEC's upcoming courses, email the ELNEC team at with any questions.