The City of Hope National Medical Center led an effort to improve nursing education in pain and end-of-life care.
Under the grant, project staff:
- Reviewed and critiqued 50 nursing textbooks.
- Surveyed members of key nursing organizations on how to improve end-of-life education.
- Surveyed over 2,000 nurses on end-of-life care.
- Met with nursing licensure leaders to suggest changes in national licensing exams.
- Created and distributed end-of-life resources for state nursing boards, nursing schools, and textbook publishers, authors and editors.
- Sponsored a national conference for textbook authors and publishers and a second conference for representatives of state nursing boards to educate attendees about these issues.
Since the project's inception, national nursing board officials have revised the national licensure exam for registered nurses to include more end-of-life content.