Allied health professionals are often involved in or lead research studies. Others would like to become involved in research. Much research is being conducted in looking at translating knowledge into practice and appropriate evaluation methodology.

CareSearch has extensive research resources that can help you to get started in research and find out what is happening in palliative care across Australia. For example, the Research Data Management System (see link under Research Resources below), is available to Australian palliative care researchers free of charge, to assist in designing surveys and collecting research data.

To keep up with research activity go to Research Studies Register where you can search for projects by topic or by investigator. We invite all Australian researchers to provide information on their current research activities (which have received funding or ethics approval) for inclusion in this register. Follow this link to complete the Research Studies Proforma.

To find conference abstracts, materials from government departments and organisations involved with palliative care, and details of projects undertaken as part of the National Palliative Care Program funded by the Department of Health, you can Search Grey Literature.

Looking for ideas for research? The Research Gaps on palliAGED list gaps in the evidence and areas of need.

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  • From the Primary HealthCare Research and Information Service (PHCRIS) a series of research video guides
Last updated 19 March 2019