End of Life Care E-learning Program Launched 2010
e-ELCA (End of Life Care for All) is one of the key elements in a programme to improve the skills of up to 2.5 million people working with dying people and their families.
It is a key recommendation of the National End of Life Care Strategy (2008).
The End of Life Care for All e-learning program was launched in London on 21 January. Around 60 highly-interactive learning sessions are completed, and a further 70 sessions will be available by the end of March 2010. The project lead is Bee Wee, Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine from Oxford University. They will soon be made available across large parts of the health and social care workforce. Each session lasts around 20 minutes and includes features such as self-assessment tools, audio/video clips and case studies.
Information on e-ELCA and some sessions open to the public can be accessed at www.endoflifecareforall.com. Health and social care workers seeking to register for access to the much higher number of sessions which require registration should visit www.e-elca.org.uk.
16 February 2010