As pediatric hematology/oncology nurses, we work with many patients who, despite the ever-improving cure rates, will lose their battles with their life-threatening conditions. The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses(APHON) is presenting a 2-day course discussing end-of-life care issues for children and their families.
Who Should Attend
- Undergraduate and graduate pediatric nursing faculty
- Continuing education providers and staff development educators working in pediatric settings
- Hospice nurses
- Home-care nurses
- Advanced practice registered nurses/staff nurses working in pediatric acute-care settings (e.g., oncology, medical/surgical, palliative care, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, clinics, etc.)
- Other members of the pediatric interdisciplinary team, with the understanding that the curriculum is written by nurses for nurses
Although geared toward nursing, the course can benefit healthcare providers from all disciplines who work with children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders and their families. RNs completing this course are provided a certificate designating them "ELNEC-PPC Trainers." Non-RNs will receive a certificate designating them as "ELNEC-PPC Trained."
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project is a national end-of-life educational program administered by City of Hope National Medical Center (COH) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is designed to enhance palliative care in nursing. The ELNEC Project was originally funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional funding support from the National Cancer Institute, Aetna Foundation, Archstone Foundation, California HealthCare Foundation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Materials are copyrighted by COH and AACN and are used with permission.
Further information about the ELNEC Project can be found at www.aacn.nche.edu/ELNEC.