CareSearch emphasises the importance of evidence-informed palliative care

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

CareSearch will celebrate its 10th anniversary on 3 August 2018 to highlight the importance of evidence-informed palliative care.

As the demand for palliative care in Australia increases, so too does the need to ensure that patients, their carers and families, health practitioner and aged care providers have easy access to trustworthy, evidence-based information.

According to CareSearch Director, Professor Jennifer Tieman, “Evidence is crucial in providing the most optimum, person-centred, and quality palliative care.”

“Evidence enables us to ask informed questions and make better decisions. It helps patients, their carers and families, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and the palliative care workforce understand the potential benefits and harms of a treatment or intervention. Evidence also serves as a strong basis to drive continuous quality improvement,” she said.

CareSearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care.

“For 10 years now, CareSearch has been enabling Australians to make informed decisions by providing access to trustworthy information and best available evidence,” Professor Tieman stated.

“The event will highlight the importance of evidence-informed palliative care and the achievements and future plans of CareSearch.”

CareSearch is currently creating a publication in honour of their 10 year anniversary. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please email CareSearch Marketing Assistant Samantha Parker at

Visit to find the updated and best available evidence on palliative care.