Ensuring Quality in Online Palliative Care Resources

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    Abstract

    Evidence and information is an integral part of the processes enabling clinical and service delivery within health. It is used by health professionals in clinical practice and in developing their professional knowledge, by policy makers in decision making, and is sought by health consumers to help them manage their health needs and assess their options. Increasingly, this evidence and information is being disseminated and sought through online channels. The internet is fundamentally changing how health information is being distributed and accessed. Clinicians, patients, community members, and decision makers have an unprecedented capacity to find online information about palliative care and end-of-life care. However, it is clear that not all individuals have the skills to be able to find and assess the quality of the resources they need. There are also many issues in creating online resources that are current, relevant and authoritative for use by health professionals and by health consumers. This paper explores the processes and structures used in creating a major national palliative care knowledge resource, the CareSearch website, to meet the needs of health professionals and of patients and their families and carers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number113
    Pages (from-to)Art: 113
    Number of pages7
    JournalCancers
    Volume8
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2016

    Keywords

    • End-of-life
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Knowledge translation
    • Palliative care

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