October 6, 2021

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care. Since 2000, ELNEC is a collaboration between City of Hope, Duarte, CA and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC. ELNEC is the world’s leading  nursing education initiative focused on improving the care of patients with serious illness and their families. Since its inception, this model academic-practice partnership between AACN and the City of Hope has reached healthcare professionals in all 50 states and over 100 countries around the world.

Learning Objectives

Day 1

  • Identify the principles of palliative care that impact nursing care for children
  • Identify spiritual and cultural considerations present at end-of-life
  • Identify barriers to adequate pain relief in palliative care and describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies used to relieve pain
  • Recognize most common distressing symptoms at the end-of-life
  • Explain ethical dilemmas that may arise in pediatric palliative care and apply ethical principles in addressing these issues
  • Describe the impact of patient death in the Emergency Department and the resources available to address these issues
  • Describe four elements of resiliency to increase their capacity to flourish as healthcare provider
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 Attendance
  • 7.50 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/06/2021 - 7:30am MDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2021 - 4:15pm MDT

Download this brochure for details: PDF icon 2021 ELNEC Brochure.pdf

Children's Hospital Colorado
Virtual Offering

Kelly Drake, MSN, RN, CPNP
Palliative Care PNP
The Reach Team
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Heather Fitzgerald, DBe, MS, RN
Director, Resilience, Ethics & Wellness
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Rev. Paul Griego, MDiv
Chaplain, Spiritual Care
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Karen Jones, MS, RNC, HEC-C
Clinical Nurse Ethicist
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Faculty, CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities and CU School of Medicine

Lisa Justis, LCSW, CTS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Child Protection Team
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Analise (AJ) Lotz, MA, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Emergency Department
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Ami Miller, BSN, RN, CPLC
Clinical Nurse III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children's Hospital Colorado

Heather Peters, BSN, RN
RN Case Manager
Denver Hospice Footsteps

Jenny Raybin, PhD, RN, CPNP
Palliative Care Program Leader
The Reach Team
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado

Sara Reynolds, MDiv, BCC
Chaplain, Spiritual Care
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Aurora Walters, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC
Clinical Nurse IV, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Gray Woerley, BSN, RN, CPEN
Associate Clinical Manager
Emergency Department
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ELNEC Day 1 for 7.5 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Others: A general certificate of attendance will be provided to all other attendees.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 Attendance
  • 7.50 NCPD


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