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2018 Conference Schedule

October 2-4 / Raleigh, NC

    ELNEC: Preparing Nurses to Provide Palliative Care for All Patients with Serious Illness & Their Families


    Tuesday, Oct 2


    2:00pm - 2:50pm


    Post Acute Care Track 2, CE

    Accreditation's:  ANCC

    One hundred seventeen million Americans have one or more serious, chronic illnesses and more than 2.6 million Americans die each year. The demand for palliative care for these patients and families exceeds the current specialty resources. Since nurses are the health care professionals that spend the most time at the bedside with these very ill patients, nurses can fill this gap, if they are educated to provide primary palliative care for those with uncomplicated needs.  This presentation will discuss the impact of quality palliative care on patients and families, health care professionals, and health care systems and how The  End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Project curricula are preparing nurses to provide palliative care. Learn how to integrate palliative nursing education into your clinical setting so that your patients with serious illness and their families have access to quality palliative care.


    Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN®, ACHPN, FPCN
    Polly is an oncology palliative care advanced practice nurse who has been on the ELNEC Faculty since 2001, teaching palliative care nationally and internationally. She has had extensive clinical experience in integrating palliative care into out-patient oncology settings and hospice programs and into nursing education. Dr. Mazanec has published and presented in the areas of palliative care in the oncology setting, cultural considerations at end of life, inter-professional education in oncology and palliative care, and caregiving. She is a board member of HPNA.