UMSL Offers Nurse Educators Essential Training in End-of-Life Care

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) comes to St. Louis this August
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* End Of Life
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* Palliative Care
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* Critical Care
* Mourning
* Grief
* Illness

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* St. Louis - Missouri - US

May 19, 2011 - PRLog -- ST. LOUIS – The University of Missouri–St. Louis Division of Continuing Education and College of Nursing hosts the End-of-Life Nursing Consortium August 4–5, 2011, at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Launched in February 2000, ELNEC provides nurse educators with essential training in end-of-life/palliative care and provides participants with the knowledge and resources to share this with other nursing colleagues.

Participants include nurses who currently work in a variety of clinical, community settings, as well as schools of nursing, who want to increase their knowledge of end-of-life/palliative care issues including staff nurses, nursing faculty, case managers, nursing administrators, physicians, social workers and hospice workers.

Two ELNEC curricula will be taught simultaneously during the conference: ELNEC-Core and ELNEC-Critical Care. These are Train-the-Trainer courses and upon completion participants will be able to take information back to their institution and teach others. Participants are encouraged to bring community partners with them so they can learn to provide seamless care as patients and their families go from one facility to another.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to describe the principles of hospice care, describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies used to relieve pain, identify common symptoms associated with end-of-life processes, identify the influence of culture on end-of-life care, define the importance of ongoing communication with the team and family, define loss and mourning, asses physical and psychological care needs for the patient and their family, and describe the multiple roles for nursing in improving quality care at the end of life.

The program’s registration fee is $500 prior to June 20, 2011, and $550 after. For more information including faculty, schedule, hotel information and how to register, please visit the ELNEC website at or call (314) 516-5994.

ELNEC is administered through a partnership between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in Washington, D.C., and the City of Hope in Duarte, CA.

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