TABLE 9-8 Major Recent and Ongoing End-of-Life Nursing Education Projects

Name, Funding Source, Duration

Description and Aims

RWJF Funded or Supported Projects

Strengthening Nursing Education in Pain Management and End-of-Life Care

City of Hope National Medical Center

11/1/97–10/31/00 $793,014

Three-pronged project, including review of 50 most commonly used nursing textbooks for end-of-life content; in collaboration with National Council of State Boards of Nursing, review of end-of-life content of nursing licensure examination; and work with nursing education accrediting bodies to incorporate end-of-life care standards into nursing education.

Strengthening End-of-Life Care in Nursing Practice

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

1/1/99–6/30/00 $165,125

Three main goals are (1) determine adequacy of content of end-of-life nursing care through specialty nursing certification examinations, (2) improve end-of-life content in nursing continuing education programs; and (3) support specialty nursing certification organizations to promote competence in end-of-life care.

EOL Educational Materials for Nursing School Faculty and Practicing Nurses

University of Washington School of Nursing

5/1/99–4/30/03 $1,584,242

To create, develop, and market educational materials for interactive learning of palliative care nursing in two versions—one for nurse educators and a self-study version for practicing nurses.

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

City of Hope National Medical Center and American Association of Colleges of Nursing

2/1/00–7/31/03 $2,224,543

ELNEC is a project for nursing parallel to EPEC for physician education. The goal is to create a comprehensive end-of-life curriculum for nurses, which will be implemented in this project; by 450 undergraduate nursing programs, 225 continuing education providers, and the 100 state boards of nursing.

NOTE: EPEC=Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care; RWJF=Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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