CareSearch Project has secured $3.8 M of further funding from the Department of Health to expand access to evidence-based palliative resources, research, and education.
Established in 2008, CareSearch is the only project in the country that continuously identifies, evaluates, synthesises, and disseminates trustworthy information and best available evidence on palliative care.
“Given the expected increased demand for palliative care, the need for evidence-based and practical resources and information is more pronounced than ever,” states Professor Jennifer Tieman, Director of CareSearch. “We are encouraged by the continuous support from the Department to drive evidence-based care, and are fortunate to have a team and partners who are committed to evidence-based approaches.”
In this current round of funding, CareSearch will focus on:
- Providing current and readily accessible evidence to guide palliative care practice in Australia
- Revitalising evidence use in palliative care through a new approach to digital translation
- Encouraging community understanding of palliative care and death as part of life
- Recognising and working with different care providers and across the diversity of our population
The CareSearch Project is managed by the Flinders Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying and is based at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The project maintains the CareSearch and palliAGED websites, receiving more than a million web visitors per year. CareSearch also runs Dying2Learn, a free massive online open course that empowers the wider community to talk about death, dying, and palliative care.
This summary outlines the other key accomplishments and plans for the next three years (1MB pdf).