Updated August 2017
The intent of this curriculum is to enhance palliative care by providing educational resources for nurses. Neither the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project nor the funding organizations (the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Aetna, Archstone, California HealthCare, Cambia, Milbank Oncology Nursing, Open Society, and Stupski Foundations, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Department of Veterans Affairs, US Cancer Pain Relief) endorse any of the medications, products, or treatments described, mentioned, or discussed in this curriculum, nor make any representations concerning the efficacy, appropriateness, or suitability of any particular therapy. Please note that this curriculum and the information contained herein is provided for educational reference purposes only. Treatment decisions should be made only after careful assessment of the status and needs of a particular case. In view of the possibility of human error or advances in medical knowledge, neither the ELNEC Project nor the funding organizations warrant that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete. They are neither responsible nor liable for any errors or omissions that may be found in such information or for the results obtained from the use of such information.
2. Curriculum materials
Copyright for the ELNEC Project curriculum is jointly owned by the City of Hope (COH) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The copyright includes items in the syllabus not specifically attributed to other sources. Those who have completed the ELNEC Project training course are granted permission to duplicate and/or modify ELNEC materials for use in their facilities. These materials include content outlines, slides, and many instructional resources. ELNEC materials may not be published, posted electronically or distributed outside of a course/class without prior approval by COH and AACN.For approval please contact: Rose Virani at email@example.com.
When using ELNEC curriculum materials in any form, clear attribution to the program is expected. The following statement is to be displayed prominently in instructional materials:
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project is a national end-of-life educational program currently administered by the City of Hope (COH) (and formerly by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)) designed to enhance palliative care in nursing. Materials are copyrighted by City of Hope and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and are used with permission.
4. ELNEC Project resources attributed to others
The ELNEC curriculum contains some resources originally developed or copyrighted by others. These items are used with permission and the original source is clearly identified. ELNEC participants may duplicate and use these items as they appear in the ELNEC curriculum, for in person classes or similar direct instruction, and are expected to recognize the original author/source as cited in the ELNEC materials. These items may not be published, modified, reformatted, or used in other ways for non-ELNEC purposes without the permission of the original author/source.
ELNEC copyright permission does not extend the textbook (Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing, 4th Edition, 2015 nor Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing, 2016, used in the course).