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End-of-life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

End-of-life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) – Geriatric course is part of a national initiative to improve palliative care. The curriculum was developed through the work of nationally recognized palliative care experts with input from reviewers. The curriculum is revised regularly based on participant recommendations and new advances in the field, and is modified for each distinct audience.

Geriatric Train-the-Trainer Course

When: March 9 - 10, 2010
8am - 5pm
Where: NewCourtland Education Center
Germantown Home
6950 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119

To register: Registration is now closed.
More info: Call 1-800-700-8807 or e-mail

Content Modules
ELNEC-Geriatric content is divided into nine modules:

  • Principles of Palliative Care
  • Pain Assessment and Management
  • Non-Pain Symptom Assessment and Management
  • Goals of Care and Ethical Issues
  • Cultural and Spiritual Considerations
  • Communication
  • Loss
  • Grief
  • Bereavement
  • Ensuring Quality Care
  • Preparation for and Care at the Time of Death

Participants receive a comprehensive 1,000+ page syllabus, and a wealth of resources and strategies to teach this content to others. Teaching materials are furnished in hard copy as well as on a CD so nurse educators can use them efficiently for their own instructional purposes. The conference also provides a wonderful opportunity to network with other professionals dedicated to improving care for older adults at the end of life.

Who Should Attend?
Nurses, social workers, nursing assistants and others who want to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills about providing expert, compassionate care to older adults at the end of life. The information and teaching materials are focused on providers working in long-term care settings. Hospice providers working in this setting also will benefit greatly.

Accommodations for Out-of-Town Attendees:

  • Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
    4200 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215) 879-4000
    Contact: Chris at ext. 2017
    $119/2 double beds or 1 king/night
    $5/night self parking; $10/night valet
  • The Hampton Inn
    2055 Chemical Road
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
    (610) 567-0900
    Contact: Donna at ext. 7026
    $119/night for 2 doubles or 1 king
    Free parking

Sponsored By:

  • NewCourtland Senior Services
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Penn Wissahickon Hospice

Nursing CEUs will be available