The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) – For Veterans Project is a national educational initiative to improve palliative care. Given that the number of Vietnam-era Veterans over 65 years of age will continue to grow through 2034, so too will the need for hospice and palliative care. The expertise gained through this curriculum promises to improve the quality of palliative care for thousands of Veterans and will provide tools to educate members caring for Veterans through the trajectory of their illness and through the end of life.
Module 1: Introduction to Palliative Nursing Care
Module 2: Pain Management
Module 3: Symptom Management
Module 4: Cultural and Spiritual Considerations in Palliative Care
Module 5: Communication
Module 6: Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
Module 7: Final Hours