Palliative care knowledge network CareSearch at Flinders University has launched a new portal and interactive website for health professionals and members of the community.

The new revamped portal and interactive website is designed to provide evidence-based best practice information to help professionals, patients and carers talk about death and dying and support informed planning and decision making.

CareSearch is funded by the Department of Health to be Australia’s major source of evidence-based palliative care information.

Professor Jennifer Tieman

The new portal includes practical information and specific resources for nurses, GPs and allied health professionals to provide quality care in any setting including aged care.

There are also resources to enable patients who are facing end of life and their carers to make informed decisions, along with practical information to plan for ageing and caring for older people.

CareSearch director Professor Jennifer Tieman said the new CareSearch portal is designed to help all Australians prepare for their palliative care journey with trustworthy information and resources.

“Our hope is that more Australians will be empowered when the time that they need support comes and our health professionals are equipped to provide quality palliative care,” Professor Tieman said.

Access the portal.

This story first ran on Community Care Review.

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