Promoting Palliative Care Worldwide Through International Nursing Education

Pam Malloy, Judith Paice, Nessa Coyle, Patrick Coyne, Thomas Smith, Betty Ferrell

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Many challenges exist when providing international education to those who care for people at the end of life. Though issues related to culture and language may vary, the one commonality that crosses all nations is that its people die. In general, societies seek to provide the best care they are trained to give. Many have few resources to provide this care well. Traditions of the past influence norms and dictate policies and procedures of the present. Since its inception in 2000, the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Project has provided palliative care education to nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team in six of the seven continents. This article describes the efforts of this project to improve education around the globe, with the goal of providing excellent, compassionate palliative care, irrespective of location, financial status, political views, religion, race, and/or ethnicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-417
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2014


  • baccalaureate programs
  • community health
  • continuing education/staff development
  • education
  • end-of-life care
  • graduate studies
  • holistic health
  • international
  • nursing
  • palliative care
  • patient/client and/or family education
  • transcultural health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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