Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with the Association for Palliative Medicine to update 4 existing sessions within the public access End-of-Life Care (e-ELCA) elearning programme.
The updated sessions focus on communication and end-of-life care for LGBTQ people, as listed below:
- Request for euthanasia
- Initiating conversations about end-of-life care: dementia
- Telephone communication
- Inclusive palliative and end-of-life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people
Since October 2022, e-ELCA has been made public access so that everyone, regardless of their employment status, can access vital elearning resources on providing end-of-life care. We have now retired the previous public access end-of-life care for all programme, but all content can be found on the main e-ELCA programme page.
To access, learners need to register on the HEE elfh Hub. When registering you will be asked for information in the ‘About you’ section. If you are registering with a personal or with a non-NHS work email address, please select ‘None of the above option’. If you are a care worker or hospice worker and your employer hasn’t given you a registration code, please also select the ‘None of the above option’.
e-ELCA offers more than 175 sessions grouped into 9 modules including assessment, communication skills, symptom management and bereavement care.
The programme also contains learning paths which provide targeted learning for specific staff groups, defined curricula and condition-specific end-of-life care.
Please note, the programme covers sensitive topics including death, dying, the different stages of end-of-life and bereavement which may be distressing to some learners.
For more information and to access the programme, please visit the End-of-Life Care programme page.