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Hospice Education Network (HEN) and the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) announce online Geriatric Palliative Care Curriculum
Date:6/29/2010

dquo;This collaborative relationship will continue to be of great benefit to individuals and organizations looking for high quality online geriatric programming on end-of-life issues,” states Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN, Principal Investigator of the ELNEC project. “The needs of the geriatric population in this country are so unique and are increasing every day. It is vital that nurses in all clinical, community and home care settings be educated in caring for the elderly, so the care can be provided seamlessly. We are grateful for our partnership with the Hospice Education Network. This technology has made these programs available to individuals and institutions that have limited resources and would otherwise be unable to participate in an ELNEC training program. It is one of the most effective methods we have seen to provide this very important education to clinicians regardless of setting.”

“These programs can also be utilized by all levels of direct care, nursing staff and clinicians in other practice settings, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), schools of nursing and geriatric practice groups," states Sheila Flynn, CEO of Weatherbee Resources and Hospice Education Network. "Anyone caring for elders and their families would benefit from viewing these modules. The demand for high quality end-of-life education, that is relevant and accessible, has never been greater and the HEN/ELNEC collaboration continues to make it possible to begin to meet that demand," she adds.

The expert ELNEC faculty for the Geriatric Palliative Care curriculum include: Betty Ferrel, RN, PhD, FAAN, FPCN; Barbara Head, PhD, RN MSW, ACHPN; Carol Long, PhD, RN, FPCN; Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Patricia Berry, PhD,
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