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24 Jul 17

New Resource Supporting the Care of Older People:

New online resource to support all Australians approaching their End of Life

A new online resource called palliAGED was recently launched by the Minister of Ageing, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP. palliAGED provides trustworthy, evidence-based information and resources to support all those involved in caring for older Australians approaching the end of their life. This includes nurses and care workers in residential aged care or community care, GPs and general practice nurses, allied health professionals and support staff. There is also relevant and trustworthy information and resources for older people and their families.

palliAGED reviews and synthesises the evidence for palliative care in aged care and makes it available in the Evidence Centre on the website, which is continually updated to ensure the latest evidence is made available. The Evidence Centre has links to comprehensive literature searches and also highlights gaps in the evidence. This is a great place to start when planning new research or student projects in this domain. There is also a Practice Centre that provides practical information on over 30 topics relating to palliative care in aged care, as well as links to resources you can watch, read or download and many videos to view or use in lectures and workshops.

palliAGED also provides education options and information on other projects in the sector. All resources are free to use and available online, meaning that the evidence will be continually updated and there when you need it at www.palliaged.com.au. If you want to keep up to date with the latest palliative care news, evidence and information for aged care subscribe to the palliAGED newsletter or follow us on twitter @palliAGED.

palliAGED is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and managed by the CareSearch project team, Flinders University.

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