ELNEC Pre-Conference

The Global State of Palliative Care

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18-19 July 2018

This 1 ½ day pre-conference will prepare participants to become leaders in palliative care in their schools of nursing, institutions, and their own countries. The pre-conference will provide an overview of all the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curricula, with an emphasis on module design and teaching/learning strategies. National ELNEC faculty from the US and dynamic international ELNEC nursing leaders will engage participants in strategies to improve care for patients with serious illness and their families in their settings through nursing education. Participants will have the opportunity to receive various ELNEC curricula to take back to their institutions (ELNEC-Core, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Advanced Practice Registered Nursing, and ELNEC-International) (a US $500 value) and will be introduced to the latest in undergraduate and graduate nursing education in palliative care. Fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, breaks each day, and Wednesday lunch. 

Price: US $315
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dates: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - Thursday, 19 July 2018


Hyun Sook Kim

Hyun Sook Kim, PhD, RN, MSW, is a professor at the Department of Nursing Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT) and served at the Department of Social Welfare at KNUT from 2000 to January 2017. Dr. Kim has served as the chairperson of the international affairs committee of the Korean Society for Hospice and Palliative Care, the leader of ELNEC project-Korea (overseeing the translation of ELNEC-Core, ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care, ELNEC-Geriatric, and ELNEC-Critical Care), the council member of Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. Dr. Kim received the 2013 Educator of the Year award for her vision and implementation of three national "train the trainer ELNEC course" in Korea from the International Journal of Palliative Nursing. She has numerous publications and presentations on hospice, palliative care, and geriatrics, including an authored chapter "Palliative Care in South Korea" (2010, 2015) in the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. hyunsookkim@ut.ac.kr

Pam Malloy

Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, FAAN, is an oncology clinical nurse specialist with over 40 years of experience in clinical oncology nursing, staff development, education, program development, and administration. Ms. Malloy is currently the national Director and Co-Investigator of the ELNEC Project and Special Advisor on Global Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in Washington, DC, USA. She serves as faculty for all the national/international ELNEC courses and has presented ELNEC in 12 international countries. In addition, she has developed palliative care nursing leadership curricula, taught, and mentored current and future nursing and physician leaders throughout Eastern Europe, Kenya, and Asia. Ms. Malloy directed the California Endowment Project for AACN on developing cultural competencies for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. In addition, she collaborated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs to develop the ELNEC-For Veterans curriculum, which was presented to over 500 nurses, representing every VA hospital across the United States. pmalloy@aacnnursing.org

Polly Mazanec

Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN®, ACHPN, FPCN, 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 outpatient oncology settings and hospice programs and into nursing education. Dr. Mazanec is a Research Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and Co-Investigator on a web-based intervention for long-distance caregivers of parents with advanced cancer. She is also the Co-PI and Project Director for “Nursing Education for Integration of Palliative Care into Health Care Systems,” funded by the Cambia Health Foundation. An important part of this project has been the development and dissemination of the new online ELNEC-Undergraduate curriculum, specifically designed to help educators in undergraduate nursing programs prepare future nurses to provide palliative care to seriously ill patients and their families. Dr. Mazanec has published and presented in the areas of palliative care in the oncology setting, cultural considerations at end of life, interprofessional education in oncology and palliative care, and caregiving. She is a board member of HPNA. pmm@case.edu

Nicoleta Mitrea

Nicoleta Mitrea, PhD, MSc, APRN, is actively involved in organizing, supervising, and teaching all the subjects in palliative care (PC) at all three levels of education: basic, advanced and specialized. She is coordinating the national specialization program for nurses that work in PC services throughout Eastern Europe. In December 1998, she joined Hospice Casa Sperantei (HCS) in Brasov, Romania, as a home care nurse and today serves as the Director of Education and Development – Nursing at HCS. Her knowledge, abilities, and revolutionary style has been increasingly polished and appreciated. Currently, Dr. Mitrea leads the education and clinical practice of PC nurses not only at HCS, but also other PC services throughout Romania and in several Eastern European countries. Since 2012, she has been an associate professor at the University of Transylvania in Brasov. She has never stopped caring for patients and is currently performing her clinical duties in the inpatient unit for adults. In addition, she oversaw the translation of ELNEC into Romanian. Since 2016, she has run marathons to fund free care for seriously ill children and adults and their families at HCS. nicoleta.mitrea@hospice.ro

Sayaka Takenouchi

Sayaka Takenouchi, PhD, RN, MPH, is a senior lecturer at the Kyoto University Hospital Department of Ethics Support in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Takenouchi is a nurse educator and researcher with expertise in nursing ethics and palliative/end-of-life care. After acquiring her nursing licenses in both Japan and the United States, she gained experience as a hospice/palliative care nurse in the United States and was determined to bring the ELNEC curriculum back to her country. Dr. Takenouchi was the first international ELNEC trainer to begin translating ELNEC. Supported by a strong project team, she has devoted herself to translating the ELNEC-Core, Geriatric, Critical Care, and Pediatric Palliative Care curricula and to educate Japanese nurses since 2004. It has been her passion to empower nurses to be patient advocates through patient-centered approaches, framed by assessing and honoring patient’s needs, values, and preferences.


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

8:30-9:00 a.m. (0830-0900)
Meet & Greet/Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 a.m. (0900-0930)
Overview of ELNEC Globally
Pam Malloy

9:30-10:30 a.m. (0930-1030)
Introduction to Palliative Nursing
Polly Mazanec

10:30-10:45 a.m. (1030-1045)

10:45-noon (1045-1200)
PANEL: Exemplars
Eastern Europe (Nicoleta Mitrea)
Japan (Sayaka Takenouchi)
South Korea (Hyun Sook Kim)
Pam Malloy, Moderator

Noon-12:45 p.m. (1200-1245)

12:45-1:45 p.m. (1245-1345)
Witnessing Palliative Care in Action
Pam Malloy, Moderator

1:45-2:45 p.m. (1345-1445)
Promoting Palliative Care Leadership
PANEL: Sayaka Takenouchi, Nicoleta Mitrea, Hyun Sook Kim
Polly Mazanec, Moderator

2:45-3:00 p.m. (1445-1500)

3:00-3:30 p.m. (1500-1530)

Overview of Palliative Care in Nursing Education
AACN CARES Document; ELNEC-Undergraduate & Doctor of Nursing Practice Curricula
Polly Mazanec

3:30-4:00 p.m. (1530-1600)
Overview of the Latest Palliative Nursing Research
Polly Mazanec, Moderator

4:00 p.m. (1600)
Thursday, 19 July 2018

8:30-9:00 a.m. (0830-0900)
Meet & Greet/Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 a.m. (0900-0930)
Review ELNEC Curricula (ELNEC-Core, Geriatric, Pediatric, Critical Care, ELNEC-Oncology APRN, Relias)
Pam Malloy

9:30-10:15 a.m. (0930-1015)
How to Deal With Barriers in Practice and Education
PANEL: Sayaka Takenouchi, Nicoleta Mitrea, Hyun Sook Kim
Polly Mazanec, Moderator

10:15-10:30 a.m. (1015-1030)

10:30-11:00 a.m. (1030-1100)
Next Steps: How to Promote and Sustain Palliative Care in Your Country
Polly Mazanec, Moderator

11:00-11:30 a.m. (1100-1130)
Self-Care: Thriving in This Arena
The Pause (2-minute video)
Pam Malloy

11:30-noon (1130-1200)
Graduation Ceremony
All Faculty

For more information about The Global State of Palliative Care pre-conference, presented by ELNEC, please contact events@sigmanursing.org.

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