EPEC™-O | Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology
EPEC™-O (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology) is a comprehensive multimedia curriculum for health professionals caring for persons with cancer.
This curriculum is available as:
- An online Self-Study Section. It contains 3 plenary sessions and 15 content modules.
- A CD-ROM you can order. A DVD containing video vignettes is also included.
After completing the EPEC™-O Curriculum, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the scope of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that comprise the core palliative care competencies needed throughout the course of
comprehensive cancer care.
- Incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider # CEP 7976) as a provider for continuing education for nurses. HPNA provides a maximum of 31 nursing contact hours for either the EPEC-O CD-ROM or the EPEC-O self-study educational activities.
The EPEC™-O curriculum was produced by the EPEC™ Project at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, with major funding provided by the National Cancer Institute and supplemental funding provided by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
EPEC™-O with American Indian and Alaska Native Cultural Considerations
|NCI partnered with the Indian Health Services (IHS) to adapt EPEC™-O for use by health providers serving the American Indian and Alaska Native populations. This EPEC™-O CD-ROM/DVD set includes a plenary session, "Cancer in Indian Country," an additional module, "Cultural Considerations in End-of-Life Care of American Indian/Alaska Native Populations," and culturally specific video vignettes. The format and content is essentially the same as the original EPEC™-O CD-ROM/DVD set.|