Does a structured framework enhance engagement?

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Access to evidence and practice knowledge is an important precursor to best practice health care. This is also true in palliative care. However, while availability is a necessary requirement it is not necessarily sufficient to ensure reach into, and uptake by, intended audiences.
This is particularly critical for virtual projects where opportunities for incidental interaction with intended audiences may be more limited. Intentional engagement with intended audiences is one mechanism to identity ways that could increase awareness, use and interaction with evidence and resources.
Since 2008, the CareSearch website has been providing online palliative care evidence and information to health and aged care professionals, patients, carers and families to help them make informed decisions about care at the end of life.

Each month over 100,000 people visit the CareSearch website and a further 15,000 people visit the palliAGED website. However, although well used, the project sought to understand how the context of specific target groups could influence awareness, usage and uptake of the evidence based resources relevant to them.

The aim of this study was to develop an Engagement Framework to support increasing awareness and use of CareSearch evidence and resources by three target sectors groups: Aged Care; Allied Health; and Patients, Carers and Families.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOceanic Palliative Care Conference Abstracts
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2019
EventOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Sep 201913 Sep 2019


ConferenceOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019
Abbreviated title19OPCC

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