CareSearch Products

As part of our approach to translation, we seek to create products and resources that make evidence and knowledge more accessible and useful to intended users. Products can be produced as a particular deliverable or as part of ongoing work program. While the CareSearch and palliAGED websites may be our most visible collection of products, they are by no means our only products.

In addition to website content, CareSearch produces tailored products to meet specific needs. By using different delivery formats CareSearch is also able to accommodate different learning styles within the community. As part of this we maintain collections of printable factsheets (accessed through My Information Kit) and videos addressing palliative care issues and concerns and suitable for a range of audiences. CareSearch also develops products through partnerships with external organisations based on separate funding arrangements. This includes a number of partner websites.

Development of these products is underpinned by the CareSearch model. The menu option to the left of this page can also be used to access more information about individual products. 


Date last updated 15 May 2019

Timeline

2020

CareSearch Engagement Framework

Findings from the CareSearch Engagement project will be released.

 


2019

Australian Carer Toolkit for Advanced Disease

Working with St Vincent’s Health, CareSearch will build a new toolkit of evidence and resources for family carers.

ELDAC Digital Dashboard

CareSearch will help to create a dashboard of end of life indicators for aged care.

palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets

CareSearch releases a series of practical evidence informed Tip Sheets covering a wide range of palliative care topics for careworkers and nurses new to palliative care.


2018

ELDAC Website and Toolkits

CareSearch is part of the ELDAC Consortium and released the ELDAC website and toolkits to help improve aged care outcomes.

TEL Website

CareSearch partnered with Sydney University to build the TEL website, an end of life resource to help people with intellectual disability.

CareSearch Engagement Project

CareSearch leads an Engagement Project to enable more Australian health professionals and consumers access and use evidence based palliative care information.

Education in Aged Care
CareSearch released an updated Education Section now incorporating opportunities for those working in the aged care sector.

caring@home Project
CareSearch partnered with Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative to create a new online resource supporting carers to provide medications in the home.


2017

palliAGED Website
CareSearch created the palliAGED website to support health professionals working in the aged care sector. The website ensures easy access to an evidence base for care, practice and service delivery. CareSearch’s Dying2Learn online course was given the National Innovation in Palliative Care Award. In response to the changing needs of its users, CareSearch refreshed its website and resources.


2016

Dying2Learn
CareSearch created the Dying2Learn Massive Open Online Course to enable all Australians to learn, talk and plan for dying, death and palliative care.

palliAGEDnurse
In partnership with Decision Assist, CareSearch launched the palliAGEDnurse, a free app that provides all Australian nurses with 24/7 evidence based information for supporting patients approaching the end of their life.


2015

palliAGED

In partnership with Decision Assist, CareSearch launched the palliAGEDgp app. The free app provides doctors evidence based information and prescribing guidance in both smartphone and web-based versions.

Palliative Perspectives
The CareSearch blog, Palliative Perspectives, also started.


2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pages
CareSearch developed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pages to help health professionals deliver culturally responsive care.

My Information Kit
The My Information Kit was released to help doctors provide evidence based information for their patients needing palliative care.


2013

Allied Health Section
Recognising that allied health professionals are essential to palliative care, CareSearch added the Allied Health section to ensure that professionals working in this important area can provide evidence based and personcentred support to their clients.

Telehealth Trial with Flinders University
CareSearch also lent its expertise and supported the Telehealth Trial with Flinders University.

Needs Assessment Tool for Carers
Needs Assessment tool for carers was established.


2012

Residential Aged Care Section
CareSearch created the Residential Aged Care section to support and enable staff to provide quality care for older Australians at the end of life.


2011

My Learning Modules
CareSearch released the first My Learning Modules to support the professional development of doctors, nurses and allied health workers on palliative care.

Lung Cancer Search Filter
The Lung Cancer Search Filter was also added to enable health professionals find the latest evidence quickly and efficiently.

National Standards Assessment Program Support
CareSearch also worked with Palliative Care Australia to support the National Standards Assessment Program which aimed to improve the quality of services across Australia.


2010

Nurses Section
CareSearch created the Nurses section to support them in providing the best possible palliative care to patients and their carers.

Heart Failure Search Filter
The Heart Failure Search Filter was also developed to assist health professionals find the latest evidence efficiently.

Resources for Italian, Greek and Cantonese Communities
To address the needs of cultural communities, CareSearch translated its resources into various languages. Italian, Greek and Cantonese videos were the first to be released.


2009

Patient-Families Section
CareSearch created its Patient-Families section to provide practical and evidence based advice and resources for those living with or caring for someone with life-limiting illness.


GP Section
A specialised GP section was also developed to enable doctors to provide quality palliative care and support to patients and their families.


2008

CareSearch Launch
CareSearch, the online source for the current evidence on palliative care, was launched to provide all Australians 24/7 access to trustworthy information.