Allied Health Evidence

Palliative care is provided by many disciplines that will also contribute to the evidence in this and related areas. There are information and resources here that will help you to find evidence specific to allied health.



The following online databases can be used to find allied health evidence. Palliative care rehabilitation evidence can be found in several of these databases eg, CINAHL, PubMed, SCOPUS. The CareSearch links go specifically to the evidence in palliative care.

  • PsycBITE is the Psychological Database for Brain Impairment Treatment Efficacy
  • PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database
  • OTSeeker is the database for Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence 
  • SpeechBITE is the Speech Pathology Database for Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy
  • Rehabilitation evidence can be found in the Web of Science (free subscription/registration required through Web of Knowledge website)
  • Nursing/Allied health evidence can be found on CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature 
  • PubMed provides access to the biomedical literature
  • The ClinicalEvidence (BMJ Group) database provides systematic reviews of interventions in clinical context
  • The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is one of 6 databases on the Cochrane Library website.
Last updated 14 February 2017