October 7, 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 2

  • Describe unique characteristics of neonatal palliative care and strategies to overcome
  • Describe communication strategies for end-of-life discussions
  • Discuss the role of the nurse at the time of a child’s death
  • Describe the concepts of grief and bereavement and identify tools that can be used to support families
  • Identify strategies for becoming a change agent with palliative care and end-of-life
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/07/2021 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
10/07/2021 - 3:15pm MDT

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

Children's Hospital Colorado
Virtual Offering

Stacy Anderson, DNP, RN, CPNP 
Palliative Care Program, 
The Reach Team Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Hospital Colorado 
Instructor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado

Stephanie Barta, CCLS (Senior Child Life Specialist)
Children’s Health Pavilion
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Jenny Carson, RN, MSPC
Footprints Children's Program 
Nurse Case Manager
The Denver Hospice

Amy Hill, BSN, RNC-NIC
Associate Clinical Manager, NICU Palliative Care Team
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Evangeline MacMillan, BA, BSN, RN, CHPPN
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Cassie Matz, MSW, LCSW
Bereavement Coordinator Spiritual Care and Bereavement Department
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Lauren Treat, MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado

Aurora Walters, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC
Clinical Nurse IV, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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 2 for 6.25 hours 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

  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 NCPD


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