This section will keep you up to date with news and events in the palliative care community and changes to the CareSearch website. Please note that the links below were current at the time of posting, however links may become obsolete as websites update their content.
Prize Winning Poster - CNSA 20th Annual Congress
Deb Rawlings, CareSearch Research Fellow and Lecturer with Flinders University’s Palliative and Supportive Services, has been awarded the Best Poster Prize from the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia’s (CNSA) 20th Annual Congress, for the poster Near Death Experience and Nursing Practice: Lessons from the palliative care literature (1MB pdf).
PalliAGEDnurse app has arrived
The palliAGEDnurse app was released today to coincide with International Nurses Day! palliAGEDnurse is designed to support nurses caring for older Australian approaching the end of their life. The app’s content is based on materials developed for aged care workshops and learning modules within the Decision Assist Program. While education is important, nurses also need to be able to access knowledge when it is needed, and the app provides them with information where they are providing care - in someone’s home, in a residential aged care facility or at a general practice clinic. The app has an online-offline capacity and being web-based, it can be updated as new evidence and resources are released. The app was developed by the GATI staff from the CareSearch Project Team as part of Decision Assist Program.
New CareSearch Resources
- My Learning are a set of modules are developed by CareSearch help people understand how to use CareSearch resources in their practice. They have been revised and updated to help make it easier to use evidence in practice. They are free to do and you can print off a certificate to use for your CPD.
- New blogs on Palliative Perspectives cover:
Last updated 22 June 2017