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 is based on a robust quality process to ensure the trustworthiness of the information and collaboration with the aged care sector to ensure relevance.
In the palliAGED website, the Evidence Centre provides an evidence summary and synthesis for 36 key topics. These pages link directly to the Improving Practice pages in the Practice Centre where drawing on the evidence access is provided to practical guidance and tools for each of the topics. palliAGED also draws on the evidence and context of care to develop tailored resources including palliative care Apps for GPs and nurses, and Practice Tip Sheets for Careworkers and nurses in aged care.
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, and launched in 2017.