How to register for the Cornwall & IOS Learning path
Welcome to the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly End of Life Learning Path
The Cornwall End of Life Education Group was formed in order to address the education needs of the healthcare workforce across Cornwall in relation to end of life care. Our challenge was to develop and deliver high quality, accessible education for staff that are committed to delivering excellence in care to patients at the end of life. The education group recognised the considerable difficulties faced by staff in trying to access education and training.
The nature of Cornwall’s geography can make attendance at training events and study days expensive and time consuming, making them prohibitive for some. In an attempt to respond to these educational challenges the group set about taking advantage of the excellent department of health e-learning for health (e-LfH) end of life care (e-ELCA) sessions by constructing a local learning path of face to face and e-learning.
It was decided from the outset that the learning path should be available across the entire health and social care community. As such it has been developed to guide and support staff working in both primary, secondary and social care. The electronic learning path is supported by a hand held passport which provides a platform for discussion and evidence of the learning achieved. In addition to this there is a programme of face to face education sessions available locally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the learning path for?
Why should I undertake the End of Life learning path?
How do I start my learning path?
What is the difference between e-LfH and e-ELCA?
How do I get my learning passport?
How do I evidence my learning?
More information on how to use these sheets is available from your local link and within the passport.
In addition to this there is an option following completion of each e-learning session to download a certificate, these can also be stored electronically or within your hand held passport.
Where can I access my face to face learning?
Does additional informal learning count?
Do I need to complete my two hours of face to face education in one session?
What optional module should I choose?
What is an end of life learning buddy?
What happens when I complete my passport?
Where is my Cornwall Learning Path recognised?
Does my past learning count?
Can I register for e-ELCA if I do not have a NHS email account?
If you work in a nursing/care home, hospice or social care setting you can still register for e-ELCA. You will be required to enter a code for your organisation. You should speak to your employer who will be able to supply this. If your organisation does not currently have code, your employer can obtain one by contacting the e-LfH support team directly. What the ‘how to register’ video for more information.
Professor Christina Faull e-ELCA Clinical Lead (2013-2017)
I am delighted to support this initiative. e-ELCA will support learning for you in the very special nature of the geography in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It will really enhance your face-to-face and group learning.
You can do e-ELCA sessions on your phone, tablet or on a computer and most take around 20 minutes. Have a cup of tea and get stuck in!
The sessions included in the learning pathway are really fundamental to delivering high quality care for patients and their families. We have had so many reports telling us that communication needs to improve and the sessions 03.31 and 03.32 are really important in addressing your learning objective Demonstrate how to communicate about dying with the person, and those who are important to them.
I notice that you are directed to undertake a session of your choice. My personal favourite session is Spirituality and Philosophy of End of Life Care (08.01). It’s a session that makes me think and reflect even after more than 25 years of supporting people who are dying. The importance of the holistic approach to people in finding themselves is so beautifully articulated through a patient video. A good way to spend those 20 minutes!