CareSearch News

Keep up to date with the latest CareSearch resources, sections, partnerships and projects.
Please note that the links below were current at the time of posting, however links may become obsolete as websites update their content.


11 May 2021

CareSearch Portal update

Work is progressing quickly on the CareSearch Portal development. Last month, the GP/Primary Health Care Review group met to discuss what the sector needs to support and encourage engagement with palliative care. A proposal is now being developed with draft content being prepared for review later this month.

The Community Centre review group met back in March 2021, and again in May to ‘test drive’ some of the new sections and content. Based on all the feedback received, the Community Centre will be refined and finalised prior to user testing. If you would like to be involved, please visit our portal page and sign up.
11 May 2021

Coming soon: palliAGED modules for aged care

Providing palliative care is an essential part of quality aged care. To support aged care nurses with the basics of palliative care, palliAGED will soon release online introductory modules to complement the highly successful evidence-based Practice Tip Sheets.
11 May 2021

New palliAGED page: Royal Commission final report

A new palliAGED page has been developed to outline the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, including how these relate to addressing the end-of-life care needs of older Australians.
13 April 2021

palliAGED For Pharmacists pages

palliAGED has released new pages to support pharmacists in caring for older Australians. The pages feature information and resources on the important role of pharmacists, managing medications, dosing guides, supporting caregivers, education and professional development, and more.

13 April 2021

New Dying2Learn Hub: Have your say

Dying2Learn was an innovative online course developed by the CareSearch Project to help Australians feel more comfortable talking about death and dying. We are developing a Dying2Learn Hub as part of our new portal.

We invite you to have your say on the new hub by signing up as a reviewer and/or answer content polls.

9 March 2021

New CareSearch portal: Have your say

In 2020-2023 we are undertaking a major re-structure to redesign how we connect you with knowledge and resources. One of the new features of the CareSearch portal will be a hub offering resources for diverse communities and groups with specific needs. Help us name the new hub by completing a short poll.

9 March 2021

CareSearch now a SPICT platinum partner

As part of our work CareSearch continuously supports clinicians and the wider community to access evidence-based tools to support palliative care. For many years we have promoted use of the internationally validated SPICT Tool developed to assist with early identification of people with deteriorating health due to advanced conditions or a serious illness.

We are proud to announce that CareSearch is now a platinum partner of the International SPICT Programme.

19 February 2021

New CareSearch portal coming soon

We are undertaking a major re-structure of our current website to redesign how we connect you with knowledge and resources. The new CareSearch portal will offer a rich set of integrated resources for the palliative care community that can be quickly and easily navigated.

19 February 2021

Supporting culturally diverse communities

We have collaborated with Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia and Palliative Care South Australia to create podcasts that aim to promote understanding of palliative care and awareness of support services. The podcasts are available in Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, Mandarin, Spanish, Ukranian, and English, and cover the topics: what is palliative care, pain and symptom management, what kind of services are available, and others. Read more

19 February 2021

Dying2Learn Graduation gift

Our Dying2Learn 2020 graduation booklet has been mailed to participants who expressed interest. The booklet outlines the topics, activities, and participant answers and feedback.

We have free copies remaining, email us at to order.