The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) is a train-the-trainer educational program to help nursing faculty integrate care of dying patients and their families in the nursing curriculum. This article presents techniques derived from the ELNEC project regarding teaching the ethics module and the key content areas for developing ethical decision-making skills in end-of-life care. Competent end-of-life nursing care begins with an understanding of ethics and the potential affect on care of dying patients and their families.
The authors present techniques from the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium regarding teaching the ethics module and the content areas for developing ethical decision making skills in end-of-life care.
Marianne LaPorte Matzo, PhD, APRN, GNP, BC, FAAN, is Associate Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts-Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, and ELNEC Faculty and Advisory Board Member.
Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ANP, BC, FAAN, is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Advanced Practice Palliative Care Master's and Post-Master's Programs, Division of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York, and ELNEC Faculty and Advisory Board Member.
Paula Nelson-Marten, PhD, RN, AOCN, is Associate Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, and ELNEC Advisory Board Member.
Anne Rhome, MPH, RN, is Deputy Executive Director, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC, and ELNEC Co-Investigator.
Marcia Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Research Scientist, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California, and ELNEC Co-Investigator.
The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
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