The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium project is a national education initiative to improve palliative care. The project provides undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, CE providers, staff development educators, specialty nurses in pediatrics, oncology, critical care and geriatrics, and other nurses with training in palliative care so they can teach this essential information to nursing students and practicing nurses.
The Interprofessional Communication Curriculum
Interprofessional Communication Curriculum (ICC) is a new professional training program funded by the National Cancer Institute that focuses on communication training in oncology. Organized by the eight domains of the National Consensus Project Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, ICC is a train-the-trainer course for interprofessional clinician teams to help prepare them to provide communication skills training at their home institutions. This free three-day course is designated for teams of two clinicians consisting of nurses, chaplains or social workers who work in adult oncology. The two team members must be from different disciplines (e.g., a nurse and a social worker). All ICC courses will include skill-building exercises and interactive discussions to assist participants in integrating communication training into their clinical settings. Using a goal-directed method of teaching, ICC’s interdisciplinary faculty will assist teams in developing three institutional goals for providing communication skills training to others. Starting in January 2021, ICC courses will be held each year nationwide for five years.
For more information or to speak to our project team, please contact Yesel Arvizu at [email protected] or (626) 218-2987.
Upcoming ICC Courses*
Dates: January 27-29, 2021
Location: Pasadena, CA
Dates: June 2-4, 2021
Location: Washington, D.C.
*The ICC Project Team is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19. The above ICC courses are scheduled to be held in-person. However, if we need to convert to virtual, the ICC Project team will provide participants with ample notice. Please note that if either course does go virtual, the dates will remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact ICC Project Coordinator Yesel Arvizu at [email protected].