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This conference is provided for physicians, nurses, social workers and any health care professionals who work with pediatric patients, with life-threatening medical conditions, and their families. Pediatric End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) is a national initiative to improve end-of-life care (EOL). The ELNEC core curriculum has been developed to provide end-of-life education to health care providers, which translates into excellent care for pediatric patients and their families.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the philosophy and principles of hospice and palliative care with a nursing model of care.
- Identify the need for interdisciplinary team collaboration within a palliative care model.
- Describe the role of the nurse in providing quality palliative care for children and families.
- Recognize changes in society, health care economics and service delivery that necessitate improved professional preparation for palliative care.
- Discuss the unique aspects of suffering for children and families facing a life-threatening illness or event.
The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
Preregistered participants have been or will be notified via email of this program’s cancellation.
With any questions about registration fee refunds, email ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.
A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.
The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.
Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.
On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow healthcare facility guidelines. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.
Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)
It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.
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