The PCACE Project

The PCACE Project logo From PCACE to palliAGED

The Palliative Care in Aged Care Evidence (PCACE) Project was funded to 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). The new resource called palliAGED was launched in May 2017

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

This resource aims to 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 would form an important part of the content

Who is involved?

This guidance resource was developed by the CareSearch Project Team who are responsible for the CareSearch website.The work is overseen by a National Advisory Group comprising key stakeholders from the sector and  informed by the content experts and evidence assessment experts who are members of the Evidence Advisory Group. The project also accesses expertise in evidence retrieval and translation from within the CareSearch project to make sure that the evidence is ready for use. There was also 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 resource was launched in May 2017.  The project that develoepd the palliAGED site was called The PCACE Project. Project pages within the CareSearch website provided information on the progress of the project and the PCACE Project newsletter made sure the sector was aware of the project and its purposes.  Clinicians, aged care staff, researchers, educators, community members and staff working in general practice and community care settings assisted in the development of this palliative care in aged care knowledge resource.

Find out more

You can now vist the palliAGED website at If you have any questions about the project, please email

Page updated 4 June  2017