CareSearch Publications


Published Articles

Tieman J, Lewis V. Benefits of Structured Engagement with Target Audiences of a Health Website: Study Design for a Multi-Case Study. Healthcare. 2021;9(5):600.

Miller-Lewis LR, Lewis TW, Tieman J, Rawlings D, Parker D, Sanderson CR. Words describing feelings about death: A comparison of sentiment for self and others and changes over time. PLoS ONE. 2021 Jan 6;16(1):e0242848. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242848.


Pal-Spectives: Dying2Learn – conversations with the Australian community around death and dying (Video 46min).


Published Articles

Oh C, Miller-Lewis L, Tieman J. Participation in an Online Course about Death and Dying: Exploring Enrolment Motivations and Learning Goals of Health Care Workers. Educ Sci. 2020 Apr 16;10(4):112.

White paper

Gravier S, Erny-Albrecht K. Allied health in Australia and its role in palliative care (935kb pdf). Adelaide: CareSearch; 2020.

Presentations and Posters

Palliative Care Nurses Association (PCNA) Conference, 22-25 November, Virtual.

Meaningful Ageing Australia 3rd Annual National Member Forum, 3 September, Virtual.


Published Articles

Rawlings D, Tieman J, Moores C. E-learning: who uses it and what difference does it make? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2019;25(10):482–493. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.10.482

Morgan DD, Rawlings D, Moores CJ, Button L, Tieman JJ. The Changing Nature of Palliative Care: Implications for Allied Health Professionals' Educational and Training Needs. Healthcare (Basel). 2019;7(4):112. Published 2019 Sep 28. doi:10.3390/healthcare7040112.

Collier A, Hodgins M, Johnston B, Tieman J. Evidence-based palliative care: How can we account for the messy world of practice? Palliat Med. 2019 July;33(7):723-5.

Morgan D, Rawlings D, Button E, Tieman J. Allied Health Clinicians' Understanding of Palliative Care as It Relates to Patients, Caregivers, and Health Clinicians: A Cross-Sectional Survey. J Allied Health. 2019 Summer;48(2):127-133.

Sanderson C, Miller-Lewis L, Rawlings D, Parker D, Tieman J. “I want to die in my sleep” - how people think about death, choice, and control: findings from a Massive Open Online Course. Ann Palliat Med. 2019 Mar 17. doi: 10.21037/apm.2019.03.07. [Epub ahead of print]

Miller-Lewis L, Tieman J, Rawlings D, Sanderson C, Parker D. Correlates of perceived death competence: What role does meaning-in-life and quality-of-life play? Palliat Support Care. 2019 Jan 22:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1478951518000937. [Epub ahead of print]

Presentations and Posters

LASA National Conference 2019, 27-29 October, Adelaide, Australia

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019, 10-13 September, Perth, Australia

16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) 2019, 23-25 May, Berlin, Germany

The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (ANZSGM) 2019, 13-15 May, Adelaide, SA

APNA National Conference 2019, 4-6 April, Adelaide, SA

Improving End-of-Life Care for Residential Aged Care Facilities Conference 2019, 07 February, Brisbane, QLD



Our 10th anniversary publication CareSearch@10: Making palliative care evidence evident (5.47MB pdf)

Published Articles

Rawlings D, Miller-Lewis L, Tieman J. Community Views on ‘What I Want ‘Before I Die’. Behav Sci. 2018; 8(12):111.

Miller-Lewis L, Tieman J, Rawlings D, Parker D, Sanderson C. Can Exposure to Online Conversations About Death and Dying Influence Death Competence? An Exploratory Study Within an Australian Massive Open Online Course. Omega (Westport). 2018 Jan 1:30222818765813. doi: 10.1177/0030222818765813. [Epub ahead of print]

Tieman J, Miller-Lewis L, Rawlings D, Parker D, Sanderson C. The contribution of a MOOC to community discussions around death and dying. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Feb 20;17(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0287-3.

Presentations and Posters

51st Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference 2018, November 21-23, Melbourne, VIC

SARRAH 2018, September 12-14, Darwin, NT.

Good Life Good Death Expo 2018, June 29-30, Townsville, QLD.

National Medicines Symposium 2018, May 30-June 1, Canberra, ACT.

10th World Research Congress of the EAPC 2018, May 25-28, Bern, Switzerland.

Palliative Care Nurses Australia 2018 Biennial Conference, May 20-21, Brisbane, QLD.


Published Articles

Morgan DD, Swetenham CM, To TH, Currow DC, Tieman JJ. Telemonitoring via Self-Report and Video Review in Community Palliative Care: A Case Report. Healthcare (Basel). 2017 Aug 31;5(3). pii: E51. doi: 10.3390/healthcare5030051.

Bradley SL, Tieman JJ, Woodman RJ, Phillips PA. Which online format is most effective for assisting Baby Boomers to complete advance directives? A randomised controlled trial of email prompting versus online education module. BMC Palliat Care. 2017 Aug 29;16:43.

Rawlings D, Tieman JT, Sanderson C, Parker D, Miller-Lewis L. Never say die: Death euphemisms, misunderstandings and implications for practice. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2017 Jul 29;23(7):324-330.

Damarell RA, Tieman JJ. How do clinicians learn about knowledge translation? An investigation of current web-based learning opportunities. JMIR Med Educ. 2017 Jul 13;3(2):e12.

Rawlings D, Miller-Lewis L, Collien D, Tieman J, Parker D, Sanderson C. Lessons learned from the Dying2Learn MOOC: Pedagogy, platforms and partnerships. Educ Sci. 2017 Jun 29;7(3):67; doi:10.3390/educsci7030067

Rawlings D, Sanderson C, Parker D, Tieman J, Miller-Lewis L. Passed away, kicked the bucket, pushing up daisies – the many ways we don't talk about death. The Conversation [Internet]. 2017 May 23 [cited 2017 June 27].

Presentations and Posters

Good Life Good Death Expo 2017, 27-28 October, Brisbane, QLD.

Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017, 6-8 September, Adelaide, SA.

12th National Allied Health Conference, 26-29 August, Sydney, NSW.

ANZAHPE 2017 Conference, 11-14 July, Adelaide, SA.

CNSA 20th Annual Congress, 15-17 June, Adelaide, SA.

14th National Rural Health Conference, 26-29 April, Cairns, QLD.


Journal Articles

Tieman J. Ensuring quality in online palliative care resources. Cancers. 2016 Dec 13;8(12):113.

Hayman S, Tieman J. Finding evidence about the costs of palliative care: CareSearch’s suite of search tools. Palliat Med. 2017 Apr;31(4):387-388. Epub 2016 Oct 26.

Tieman JJ, Swetenham K, Morgan DD, To TH, Currow DC. Using telehealth to support end of life care in the community: a feasibility study. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Nov 17;15(1):94.

Presentations and Posters

SARRAH 2016 Conference, 27-29 October 2016, Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Palliative Care NSW Biennial State Conference, 13-15 October, Broken Hill, NSW

Palliative Care Nurses Association (PCNA) Conference, 11-12 September, Canberra, ACT. 

International Dementia Conference, 16-17 June 2016, Sydney.

CNSA 19th Annual Congress, 12-14 May 2016, Cairns.


Journal Articles

Damarell R, Tieman J. Searching PubMed for a broad subject area: how effective are palliative care clinicians in finding the evidence in their field? Health Info Libr J. 2015 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/hir.12120. [Epub ahead of print]

Rawlings D, Tieman J. Patient and carer information: Can they read and understand it? An example from palliative care. Aust Nurs Midwifery J. 2015 Nov;23(5):26-9.

Tieman J, Hayman S, Hall C. Find me the evidence: Connecting the practitioner with the evidence on bereavement care. Death Stud. 2015 Jan 15.

Presentations and Posters

Virtually Healthy: A colloquium to explore the use of new technologies in clinical care and health promotion, 30 October 2015, Adelaide.

13th Annual Palliative Care Conference, 2-4 September 2015, Melbourne.

IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 15-21 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.

8th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference, 6-8 July 2015, Brisbane.


Journal Articles

Bradley SL, Woodman RJ, Tieman JJ, Phillips PA. Use of advance directives by South Australians: results from the Health Omnibus Survey Spring 2012. Med J Aust. 2014 Oct 20;201(8):467-9.

Dicker R, Hayman S. Online tool gives access to residential aged care research. Aust Nurs Midwifery J. 2014 Feb;21(7):41-2.

Tieman J, Rawlings D, Taylor J, Adams A, Mills S, Vaz H, Banfield M. Supporting service change in palliative care: a framework approach. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2014 Jul;20(7):349-56.

Presentations and Posters

SA Palliative Care State Conference, 20 June 2014, Adelaide.

Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference, 7-8 April 2014, Sydney.

Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference, 26-28 March 2014, Melbourne.


Journal Articles

Tieman J, Bradley SL. Systematic review of the types of methods and approaches used to assess the effectiveness of healthcare information websites. Aust J Prim Health. 2013;19(4):319-24.

Damarell RA, Tieman JJ, Sladek RM. OvidSP Medline-to-PubMed search filter translation: a methodology for extending search filter range to include PubMed's unique content. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2013 Jul 2;13(1):86.

Presentations and Posters

COSA's 40th Annual Scientific Meeting 12-14 November 2013, Adelaide.

Evidence Based Ophthalmology Workshop, 2 November 2013, Hobart.

12th Australian Palliative Care Conference, 3-6 September 2013, Canberra.

Inaugural National Palliative Care Research Colloquium, 18-19 July 2013.

ANZAHPE 2013 , 24 - 27 June 2013, Melbourne.

IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 23-27 June 2013.

Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care Conference, 9-11 May 2013.


Journal Articles

Tieman JJ. Filters and hubs: shortening the distance to palliative care evidence. Aust J Prim Health. 2012;18(4):268-73.

Presentations and Posters

Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference, 10-11 December 2012.

Palliative Care New South Wales, 31 October-02 November 2012.

PCCSA Volunteer Education Day, 12 October 2012.

Palliative Care Western Australia, 05 October 2012.

Palliative Care Victoria, 23-24 August 2012.

Joanna Briggs Institute National Australia Conference, 13-14 August 2012.

CNSA, 26-28 July 2012.


Journal Articles

Damarell RA, Tieman J, Sladek RM, Davidson PM. Development of a heart failure filter for Medline: an objective approach using evidence-based clinical practice guidelines as an alternative to hand searching. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2011 Jan 28;11:12.

Presentations and Posters

RCNA Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Conference, 19-21 October 2011.

Australian Palliative Care Conference, 30 August - 2 September 2011.

CNSA, 21 - 23 July 2011.

Practice Nurse Clinical Education, 15 - 16 July 2011.

Primary Health Care Research Conference, 13-15 July 2011.

Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College 5th Annual Conference, 18-19 March 2011.


Journal Articles

Sanderson C, Tieman JJ. CareSearch Online palliative care information for GPs (361kb pdf). Aust Fam Physician. 2010 May;39(5):341-3.

Tieman JJ, Abernethy A, Currow DC. Not published, not indexed: issues in generating and finding hospice and palliative care literature. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jun;13(6):669-75.

Presentations and Posters

18th International Congress on Palliative Care, 5-8 October (Montreal, Canada) 2010.

ANZPSM, September 2010.

Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference, August 2010.

Palliative Care Victoria, July 2010.

European Association of Palliative Care, 6th Research Congress, June 2010.

Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, May 2010.

CPCRE, April 2010.


Journal Articles

Tieman JJ, Sladek RM, Currow DC. Multiple sources: mapping the literature of palliative care. Palliat Med. 2009 Jul;23(5):425-31.

Presentations and Posters

Palliative Care 2009 Combining the 10th APCC & The 8th APHC, Perth, September 2009. Together! Cultural connections for quality care at the end of life.

International Congress of Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, September 2009.

Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine, 1 April 2009.


Journal Articles

Tieman J, Sladek R, Currow D. Changes in the quantity and level of evidence of palliative and hospice care literature: the last century. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 10;26(35):5679-83.

Tieman J, Rawlings D. Exploring nurses attitudes to, and use of, an online palliative care resource. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2008 Dec 19;14(12):587-94.

Sladek RS,Tieman J. Applying evidence in the real world: a case study in library and information practice, Health Info Libr J. 2008;25(4):295-301.

Currow DC, Agar M, Tieman J, Abernethy AP. Letter to the editor: Multi-site research allows adequately powered palliative care trials; web-based data management makes it achievable today. Palliat Med. 2008;22(1):91-2. (No abstract available)

Presentations and Posters

COSA-IACR 2008 Joint Scientific Meeting, November 2008.

Australian Rural Nurses and Midwives, 14th National Conference, 6-7 November 2008.

Palliative Care Victoria, October 2008.

Australian General Practice Network, October 2008.

Congress of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Nurses, September 2008.

Australian Library and Information Association Biennial Conference: Dreaming 08 September 2008.

OT Australia, September 2008.

Palliative Care Nurses Australia, 12-13 September 2008.

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Conference, June 2008.

Australian Health Outcomes Conference, April 2008.

NSW Oncology Group Research Workshop, March 2008.


Journal Articles

Sladek R, Tieman J, Currow D. Improving search filter performance: A study of palliative care literature. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2007; 7:18.

Presentations and Posters

Australian College of Health Service Executives Aged Care Conference.

Australian General Practice Network.

Australian Palliative Care Conference.

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia.

European Association of Palliative Care Research Congress.

HLA Symposium.

Oncology Society Work Australia.

Second Care Planning Workshop.

Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine


Journal Articles

Tieman J. Knowledge, knowledge management and KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS. HLA News. 2006 Oct. (432kb pdf) Pg 11.

Sladek R, Tieman J, Fazekas B, Abernethy A, Currow D. Development of a subject search filter to find information relevant to palliative care in the general medical literature. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006;94(4):394-401.

Presentations and Posters

Knowledge Network Consultation Workshop.

Australian Health Outcomes Conference.


Journal Articles

Tieman J, Abernethy A, Fazekas B, Currow D, CareSearch: finding and evaluating Australia's missing palliative care literature. BMC Palliative Care. 2005;4:4.

Presentations and Posters

European Association of Palliative Care Conference.

Evidence Based Librarianship Conference.

Joanna Briggs Institute International Convention.

Palliative Care Australia Conference.


Presentations and Posters

2nd National Palliative Care Education Conference.

March 2004 National Program Workshop.

Last updated 27 May 2021