Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, CareSearch was developed by the CareSearch Project Team www.caresearch.com.au at Flinders University, South Australia. They have been providing evidence based information on palliative care for the Australian community since 2008.
When an illness cannot be cured and death will follow at some point, the focus of care changes to helping people have the best quality of life possible while managing their symptoms. Palliative care maintains quality of life by addressing physical symptoms such as pain or nausea as well as helping with emotional, spiritual, and social needs. Having trustworthy information to support decision-making at this time is important because death and dying will affect all of us.
Vision and mission
To ensure everyone receiving or providing palliative care has access to trustworthy evidence-informed information to support person-centred decision-making and the transition to palliative care.
How CareSearch can help
The CareSearch Project consolidates online palliative care knowledge for health professionals, people needing palliative care and their families, and for the general community.
All content is open access. There are specific sections written for patients and families, GPs, nurses, and allied health professionals. Additional support for those caring for older people can be found on the palliAGED website.
Information help lines
- Call (08) 7221 8233 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs, apps and tools
- Palliative Care booklet for Patients, Carers, and Families
- Education for Careworkers, carers and volunteers
- Talking end of life with people with intellectual disability