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

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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


ConferenceOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019
Abbreviated title19OPCC


  • palliative care
  • online access
  • information
  • carers

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