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Palliative Care, Ghana
Palliative Care, Ghana

Training & Development Services

Here at Ripples, our training and porfessional development services cover the following programs:
:: Training and Development
:: ELNEC Training and Consulting

Ripples runs a comprehensive Carer training program that is designed to underpin our belief that one of the key elements in the provision of a quality care service is a high calibre human resource base. It takes a special kind of human resource to achieve the level of quality that we believe our Clients desire.

Our training therefore involves modern teaching methods, experienced instructors/tutors as well as requisite equipment. Our instructors include Doctors, Massage Therapists, Dieticians, Nurses, Social Workers, First Aiders, UK Care Level IIIs, and ICT experts.

We also recognise that creating this kind of human resource takes time, hence the programme duration is set to eighteen (18) months.

Our staff training centre, The Ripples Health Care Training Centre, was inaugurated in October 2003.

We train our Carers to be able to understand the human body and how it designed for optimal functioning, wellness as well as be able to give both therapeutic and palliative care to all levels and categories of Clients.

We inculcate the spirit of volunteerism in our Carers by organising community education where students share their knowledge on various health and wellness subjects such as good hygiene, genitalia care, breast examination, STDs and nutrition.

At Ripples, our training is a life-changing experience, not just academics.


The ELNEC core curriculum has been developed to prepare qualified nurse educators to provide end-of-life education for nursing students and practicing nurses, and to provide resources to facilitate that instruction. These educators in turn will use the curriculum to integrate end-of-life content for students in undergraduate nursing programs, and offer staff development/continuing education programs for clinical nurses who provide end-of-life care.

Content is divided into the following nine modules:
1. Nursing Care at the End of Life:
2. Pain Management:
3. Symptom Management:
4. Ethical/Legal Issues:
5. Cultural Considerations in EOL Care:
6. Communication:
7. Grief, Loss, Bereavement:
8. Achieving Quality Care at the End of Life:
9. Preparation and Care for the Time of Death:

Educational Programs

Educational activities fall into the following two categories:
1. End-of-Life Education
This consists of short programs of less than nine hours, and/or less than all nine ELNEC modules. These short end-of-life care courses may have a variety of general titles (e.g. End of Life Care), but may not be called ELNEC training.

2. ELNEC Training
Any educational activity that utilizes ELNEC core materials, includes all nine ELNEC modules, and consists of a minimum of one hour per module for a total of nine hours is considered "ELNEC Training." These programs must be coordinated through the ELNEC Project Office so that the integrity of the ELNEC curriculum is assured, and the Project Office is aware of the ELNEC training occurring around the country. Those who complete this type of program may be designated as "ELNEC Trained". Although interdisciplinary audiences and students often are invited to these courses, ELNEC training is primarily designed for registered nurses. Non-RN nursing students may not receive this designation.

The training is delivered by Endľof-Life care expert and qualified ELNEC Trainer Mavis Okang, CGC, ELNEC Trainer.

For further information or questions, contact Mavis at (+233) 277456126,,