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BACKGROUND Previous research has demonstrated that nursing education has not prepared nurses to provide optimum end-of-life (EOL) care; and yet, care of patients at the EOL is contingent on adequate preparation of nurses. To date, there has not been a unified or organized effort to broadly address the preparation of nurses in EOL care. OBJECTIVE The(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe an evaluation of the oncology version of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC-Oncology) training program, which is designed to provide oncology nurses with the knowledge and materials necessary to disseminate palliative care information to their colleagues in local chapters of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).(More)
This article presents data from the 1-year follow-up of the three conferences targeted toward continuing education (CE) providers and staff development (SD) educators and reviews the train-the-trainer model used in disseminating the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum. The analysis has implications for educators to promote improved(More)
Nurses are exposed to death across the lifespan ranging from stillbirths to neonatal deaths to deaths of children, adolescents, or adults from trauma or various acute or chronic illnesses. To provide quality care at the end of life, nurses must not only possess the knowledge and skills to provide effective end-of-life care, but must also develop the(More)
The integration of palliative care in critical care settings is essential to improve care of the dying, and critical care nurses are leaders in these efforts. However, lack of education in providing end-of-life (EOL) care is an obstacle to nurses and other healthcare professionals as they strive to deliver palliative care. Education regarding pain and(More)
Care of patients at the end of life is contingent on adequate preparation of health care providers. Nursing, as the predominant caring profession in end-of-life (EOL) care, must achieve competence in physical and psychosocial care of patients and families facing terminal illness. Previous research has demonstrated that nursing education has not prepared(More)
Since January 2001, over 4,500 nurses, representing all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, have attended 1 of 50 national End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) train-the-trainer courses. Of the 4,500 nurses who have attended a national ELNEC course, 300 graduate nursing faculty members participated in one of four National Cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and other disorders are prevalent in the developing world, including Kenya. OBJECTIVE The aim of this project was to assist in the development of palliative care throughout Kenya by enhancing the knowledge and skill of faculty members in palliative care so they could integrate(More)
Of all the various healthcare professionals that provide care to children and their families facing life's end, no one spends more time at the bedside observing, critically thinking, consulting, and providing direct care than the pediatric nurse. Previous research, however, demonstrates that undergraduate education has not prepared nurses to provide optimum(More)
Death from chronic illness continues to be associated with unrelieved symptoms, occurring in a hospital or other institution, with little discussion about advance directives. The role of nursing, particularly advanced practice nurses, is critical to improving care at the end of life. However, little attention is devoted to palliative care in most graduate(More)