This resource consolidates and revises the information contained in 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).
palliAGED consists of Evidence (what we know) and Practice Support (what we can do). It contains information specifically for patients, families and carers, and a section for GPs.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, palliAGED was developed by the CareSearch Project Team www.caresearch.com.au at Flinders University, South Australia.
The project was supported by:
- a National Advisory Group comprising key stakeholders from the aged care and palliative care sectors which guided its development, and
- an Evidence Advisory Group, content experts and evidence assessment experts, which guided the content quality and development.
palliAGED used robust quality processes to ensure the trustworthiness and relevance of the online resource. Review processes and usability testing were also employed to ensure that this evidence resource is relevant and useful for the intended users.
This online platform was released in May 2017 by the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP.