New Approaches to Connecting Patients, Carers and Families with Palliative Care Information

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Abstract

When a person is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness both they and their families often need support and access to information outside of ‘office hours’. They need information that is informative but also easily understood, practical but not overwhelming.

For ten years CareSearch has been developing and providing online access to evidence based resources in palliative care. CareSearch provides access to collections of trustworthy information relevant across the life course, across the system and across individual roles. CareSearch has an important role in supporting everyone to take on the required skills and understanding to make informed decisions in palliative care. In 2009 we established the Patient, Carer and Families section to provide tailored support for all Australians. However, we also recognise that awareness and access to online information remains limited for many Australians and for those with access this is often of itself not enough.
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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Keywords

  • palliative care
  • online access
  • information
  • carers

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