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1 New resources to help staff caring for residents at the end of life Tieman JJ, Dicker R PCWA October 2012

2 RAC and End of Life Residential aged care in Australia –185,000 places –2,760 facilities –50,000 deaths in 2010/11 Policy Emphasis –Living Better, Living Longer –National Palliative Care Strategy –Dementia as priority health area Challenges in care –Comorbidities (Dementia) –Resourcing and workforce

3 Why a Hub? Hubs –Discrete set of content and resources reflect specific context of a particular group Recognises RAC engagement in EOL care Relationship to evidence Online (24/7) Success of previous hubs –GP, Nurses

4 Development Processes Needs Partners Content Development Pre-Post Marketing Hub Production Evaluation

5 Partnerships Partners –National Advisory Group –Working Group –Filters Group –Feedback Providers –Reviewers Ensure clinical/functional utility

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7 Hub Content People working in RAC; Care Issues; Facility and Quality Issues; Recognising Residents Concerns; Communication; For Residents and Families; Resources and Tools; and News and Events

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9 RAC Search filter Support engagement with the evidence PubMed access –Open access –Free to use –Hyperlinking –Free full text option

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11 Supporting engagement Communications RAC Promotional materials DVDs My Learning module RAC newsletter

12 Conclusion Hub recognises role and realities of RAC and EoL Processes involved working with RAC Encouraging access and learning

13 CareSearch would like to thank the many people who contribute their time and expertise to the project including members of the National Advisory Group and the Knowledge Network Management Group. CareSearch is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.


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