From the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, Calif (Dr Ferrell and Ms Virani); the Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass (Ms Dahlin); the Detroit Receiving Hospital and the Wayne State University College of Nursing, Detroit, Mich (Dr Campbell); the Division of Hematology-Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; Chicago, Ill (Dr Paice); and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC (Ms Malloy).
Corresponding author: Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St. Clair St, Suite 850, Chicago, IL 60611 (e-mail: [email protected]).
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) was originally supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Geraldine Bednash, PhD, FAAN, Principal Investigator) and City of Hope (Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN, Principal Investigator). The investigators acknowledge the many contributions of the ELNEC-Critical Care faculty, including the lead consultants Connie Dahlin and Meg Campbell, as well as Patrick Coyne, Peggy Kalowes, Pat Murphy, and Debra Wiegand. The investigators are especially grateful to the ELNEC-Critical Care participants who have improved the care at end of life for their patients as a result of participating in this program.