e-ELCA is a national e-learning programme developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare in partnership with the APM. e-ELCA aims to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce so that well-informed high quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers to support people wherever they happen to be. It is now freely available to everyone who supports those at or towards the end of life and their families – this includes professional working in hospices, in all healthcare settings and in the community. Content has been written by specialists in palliative care including many members of the APM. The content is divided into Learning Paths – groups of sessions tailored for specific disciplines and those caring for people with specific conditions. Dr Sarah Hanrott is the current APM lead for the work.
We are always keen to hear from anyone with ideas for new sessions and volunteers to help update sessions (which we do every 2-3 years) or to write new ones.
For more information please visit: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care/
The e-learning resources of e-ELCA are universally praised but the biggest criticism is that people don’t know about them. A communications plan is in place to increase knowledge of the programme. APM members, who have contributed hugely to the development of the 180 sessions, are also key to making e-ELCA used to it’s full potential.