The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) 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.
Communication for Oncology Nurses: Improving Patient- Centered Communication & Cancer Care
The COMFORT Communication Project provides information on communication training based on the COMFORTTM SM
curriculum and offers provider, patient, and family resources developed through rigorous communication research. Two day train-the-trainer courses are organized by the themes of the COMFORT communication curriculum, an evidence-based, theoretically-grounded curriculum that summarizes the basic principles of palliative care communication. The interactive course includes communication skills building sessions and provides participants with a communication tool kit that includes a copy of the curriculum, books, training manual, powerpoint slides with speaking points, and recommended teaching materials.