Six steps to finding palliative care information and evidence

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    Finding quality palliative care information and evidence to support
    clinical practice can sometimes be difficult.
    The CareSearch website promotes evidence based practice, and has
    developed online resources, pages and collections of information to
    support this.
    As the evidence in palliative care continues to grow, and as the
    information in CareSearch also grows, it can be increasingly difficult
    to know how to search for the right information in a timely way and
    to optimum effect. CareSearch has recognised the need to help nurses
    find this information, and have taken different approaches one of
    which is highlighted here.
    When looking for clinical information a six step approach has been
    developed to help nurses to find the most appropriate type and level
    of evidence. This structured approach can make locating these
    resources easier and faster, and provided guidance in systematic
    With ongoing moves to encourage evidence based practice within
    nursing, a resource such as this can help learn how to access quality
    information and evidence. Since its release at the end of 2009, the six
    steps document has been disseminated (downloaded or in hard copy)
    on over 4,000 occasions.
    Nurses need to know they are not missing any vital research
    or the specific resources that CareSearch have made available.
    The six steps have helped nurses in bringing evidence into
    Abstracts Saturday 23 July 2011 (Continued)
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventCancer Nurses Society of Australia. 14th Winter Congress: Navigating the Complexities of Cancer Care - Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 21 Jul 201123 Jul 2011
    Conference number: 14th (Conference program)


    ConferenceCancer Nurses Society of Australia. 14th Winter Congress
    Abbreviated titleCNSA
    OtherThe CNSA is the peak professional body for cancer nurses in Australia and comprises a membership of 750 nurses across the country. The Society holds an annual Winter Congress which has become the major annual meeting for cancer nurses in Australia. The meeting is expected to attract over 500 delegates.

    This year's theme will be "Navigating the Complexities of Cancer Care". The congress program will comprise Plenary and Concurrent sessions, Pre-Conference and Breakfast Workshops with proffered and invited presentations and poster contributions from delegates.
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