Does a structured framework enhance engagement?

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Abstract

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
https://palliativecare.org.au/oceanic-palliative-care-conference (Conference link)

Conference

ConferenceOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019
Abbreviated title19OPCC
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period10/09/1913/09/19
OtherThe 3-day event will explore palliative care as a human right and discuss what can be done to ensure that people from underserved populations have access to appropriate palliative care when and where they need it.

Our world-class line-up of keynote speakers, panellists and presenters have extensive experience to both inform and inspire the audience and open their minds to the possibilities of the future.

With attendees from across the palliative care sector, 19OPCC will attract the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow and prominent research and policy influencers shaping the way we think about palliative care across our region.

You will also hear from those at the coalface of palliative care service delivery, who are driving change to try and help people diagnosed with a life‑limiting illness live as well as possible, regardless of their postcode, diagnosis, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status or place of care.

Come and meet more than 900 clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, and carers and more who all have a passion for palliative care. Our world-class line-up of keynote speakers, panellists and presenters have extensive experience to both inform and inspire the audience and open their minds to the possibilities of the future.
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