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palliAGED

palliAGED is an online evidence-based guidance and knowledge resource developed to support people providing palliative care and care at the end of life for older people. 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.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, palliAGED was developed by the CareSearch Project Team at Flinders University, South Australia, and launched in 2017.

This updated resource consolidates and replaces 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 is based on a robust quality process to ensure the trustworthiness of the information and collaboration with the aged care sector to ensure relevance. This has been recognised with HONcode certification.

Vision and mission

To provide evidence-based information to the aged care workforce, and older Australians seeking information about palliative care.

How palliAGED can help

palliAGED community resources provide information on palliative care and end of life care and on services and resources that can help the person and their families. Additional support for care of people of all ages can be found on the CareSearch website.

Information / help line

  • Email: palliaged@flinders.edu.au

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

Last reviewed: August 2020

Information from this partner

Found 63 results

Case Conferences - Synthesis

Case conferences are opportunities for joint problem-solving. Read the latest systematic review summaries and evidence gaps on case conferences.

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Communication at End of Life - Synthesis

Detailed summary & identified gaps from research on discussing end of life, palliative care, death & dying with older people in aged care & families/carers.

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Education - Community, Family, Carers - Synthesis

Detailed summary & identified gaps from research on palliative care training & education for unpaid carers & families of older persons in aged care.

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Family Carers

Research & evidence summary on the role & support strategies for carers, family members & friends of older persons receiving palliative care in aged care.

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Grief and Loss

What can help you and others cope with grief and loss? Find resources and practical tips in palliAGED.

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Cognitive Issues - Synthesis

Cognitive Issues - Synthesis

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Elder Abuse - Synthesis

Detailed summary & identified gaps from research on the definition & types of elder abuse of older persons, including intervention, monitoring & prevention strategies.

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Withdrawing Treatment and Deprescribing - Synthesis

Detailed summary & research gaps from withdrawing life sustaining treatment & deprescribing drugs for older persons receiving palliative care in aged care.

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Dignity and Quality of Life

Research & evidence summary on supporting the quality of life & dignity of older persons receiving palliative care in aged care.

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Emergency Planning and Management

Research & evidence summary on managing palliative care emergencies & deterioration of older people's health in aged care.

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