The PCACE Project

The PCACE Project logo The Palliative Care in Aged Care Evidence (PCACE) Project will develop an online evidence based guidance and knowledge resource for palliative care in aged care incorporating the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care (APRAC) and the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting (COMPAC).

Being online means the new resource will always be available and able to be accessed when the knowledge is needed. It will also make it easy to update guidance as new evidence emerges.

This resource will provide knowledge for clinical decision making and for the service and practice elements of care. Quality resources, information and links to other projects, and practice tools will form an important part of the content

Who is involved?

This guidance resource is being developed by the CareSearch Project Team who are responsible for the CareSearch website.The work will be overseen by a National Advisory Group comprising key stakeholders from the sector and it will be informed by the content experts and evidence assessment experts who are members of the Evidence Advisory Group. The project will also access expertise in evidence retrieval and translation from within the CareSearch project to make sure that the evidence is ready for use. There will also be consultation with the aged care and palliative care sectors about the project as well as with other projects working in aged care and palliative care.

When will it be available?

The new online resources will be released before 30 June 2017. You can register for a launch pack now.

Project pages within the CareSearch website will provide information on the progress of the project and a PCACE Project newsletter will make sure the sector is aware of the project and its purposes. We will be inviting clinicians, aged care staff, researchers, educators, community members and staff working in general practice and community care settings to assist in the development of this palliative care in aged care knowledge resource. For further Information about the PCACE Project, email

Find out more

You can find out more by going to the PCACE subsite.

Page updated 17 January 2017