End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) joined hands with AIIMS New Delhi to teach the nurses under the guidance of Prof. Sushma Bhatnagar (HOD Anaesthesia, Pain and Palliative Medicine AIIMS New Delhi) in collaboration with Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre.
ELNEC India started teaching nurses of various institutes in India. This is a one-of-a-kind training that helps nurses not only to understand the concept of palliative care but also teaches each and every aspect of communication through various role plays.
This ELNEC Core training was organised for 3 days from 7 – 9th of December 2021. The event was conducted under the able guidance of Dr. Praneeth & Dr. Shyam Consultant Onco-Anaesthesia, Pain and Palliative Medicine.BIACH&RI. A total of 81 Nurses, 12 Social workers, and 11 Nursing students attended the Core training
They were able to convince the Telangana Nursing Council to get the accreditation and for that Nursing administration department help them.
Esteem guests present for the inauguration were Dr. R.V. Prabhakara Rao, CEO, BIACH&RI, Dr. T. Subrahmanyeshwar Rao, Medical Director, Head of dept of Surgical Oncology, BIACH&RI., Dr. Kalpana Raghunath, Associate director, Academics, BIACH&RI , Dr. Phani Koteshwar rao, Medical superintendent, BIACH&RI ,Dr. Basanth Kumar Rayani, Head dept of Onco-Anaesthesia, Pain and Palliative medicine.BIACH&RI ,Ms. Kandula Sreevani, Nursing Superintendent, BIACH&RI.,Ms. Nagamani Chaparala, Principal college of nursing, BIACH&RI.,Ms. Ivy Diaz, Principal school of nursing, BIACH&RI, Ms. Prasanna Kumari, principal Eshwari Bai college of nursing, Hyderabad.
Sr Hanife MacGamwell initiated the ELNEC course. Sr Hanife is a well-known Oncology-Palliative Care Nurse Specialist. She emphasized the need for increased awareness and access to palliative care in India. Other well-known national faculty members include Ms Nileema Sharad Shingade (AIIMS, New Delhi), Mr. Sudip Rudra Paul (Cipla Palliative Care, Pune) Mr. Arvind Kumar (AIIMS, Jodhpur), Ms Mamta Parihar (S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur), who highlighted teaching nurses about their vital role in interdisciplinary teams, in improving End of life care for patients in all critical care settings, as well as enhancing the experience of family members witnessing the dying process of their loved ones.
All participants were actively engaged throughout the course including their participation in role-plays to depict various issues like symptom control, patient-physician communication, and end-of-life care. The course culminated with the distribution of certificates and felicitation of the faculty. The participants expressed their appreciation for this opportunity and described the course as commendable and excellent.
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Report was written by Nileema Sharad Shingade (Senior Nursing Officer (I/C) Medical Oncology ward, AIIMS New Delhi, ELNEC Trainer, faculty For CTC, Secretary ONAI)