Disseminating end-of-life education to cancer centers: Overview of program and of evaluation

Marcia Grant, Jo Hanson, Patricia Mullan, Maren Spolum, Betty Ferrell

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Background. Systematic provision of compassionate end-of-life (EOL) care requires strategic training of health professionals. Disseminating EOL Education to Cancer Centers (DELEtCC) targeted education of interdisciplinary institutional teams. Methods. Competitively-selected two-person teams participated in a national three-day EOL conference. Nationally recognized faculty created and presented the curriculum. Project faculty supported teams over 18 months as they implemented EOL goals. Conference evaluations were very positive. Results. Independent participant and administrative evaluations reported successful implementation of goals aimed an improving EOL care. Conclusions. DELEtCC disseminated education representing best EOL practices, and participants used this knowledge to create and implement goals aimed at improving EOL care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-148
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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