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The palliAGED site and the palliAGED app have been developed as part of the Specialist Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning (Decision Assist Project). Decision Assist is a program funded by the Australian Government to enhance the provision of palliative care and advance care planning services in residential and community aged care. It is being delivered by a consortium including Austin Health, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, CareSearch (Flinders University), Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Palliative Care Australia, Qld University of Technology, and the University of Qld.
The palliAGED site and the app are designed to support GPs caring for older palliative patients living at home or in residential care. Editorial control is exercised by the Guidance and Technological Innovation (GATI) Advisory Group and the Decision Assist Expert Program Group. The GATI Project Team is part of the Discipline of Palliative and Supportive Services within Flinders University. Details on these groups can be found in the About Decision Assist section at the Decision Assist website at www.decisionassist.org.au
Information and Content
Although we have attempted to ensure the information published in the palliAGED site (including all articles, research data, surveys, forums/chat rooms and commentary; hereafter “Information”) is as accurate and complete as possible, such information may change from time to time. This may be because further research is developed and becomes available. Practice may also vary according to what is available locally (eg, particular medications) and the experience and expertise of local health professionals. In addition, the information is necessarily of a general nature, and health professionals should use their best clinical judgement in the way in which it is used. Individuals should always seek professional medical care and advice as required.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding errors or omissions in the information. We assume no liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from the use of information. All access to and use of the information is at the risk of the user.
We are not influenced by sponsorship, and express advertising or implied endorsement for any commercial products or services is strictly prohibited. Reference on our website to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, company, or trademark does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by us.When visiting the palliAGED site, you may find pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other websites you visited or by third-party software installed on your computer. We do not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may see a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our website. All material contained within the advertised website, and on any pages to which it is linked, is completely independent of us and in no way represents our interests or policies.
The Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles generally apply to the private sector and all health service providers. We support and endorse the Act and the Australian Privacy Principles.
Notwithstanding this, you should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the use of the Internet for the transmission of personal or private information. We disclaim any liability for such risks to the extent that they are outside of our reasonable control and otherwise we disclaim liability to fullest extent permitted by law.
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- Send us a message
- Complete a feedback form
- Provide information for the palliAGED site.
Your email address and personal details will only be used by us for the purpose for which you have provided it. Your email address will not be added to any mailing lists without your permission. We will not give anyone else your email address or any other personal details provided by you, unless you consent to this in writing, or we are required to do so by law.
When you visit palliAGED, we automatically log, for statistical purposes, some or all of the following information about your visit:
- The name or number which uniquely identifies the computer making the connection to this website (IP address)
- The address of the referring website
- The date and time of your visit
- Your top level domain name (eg, gov. uk .au, etc)
- The address of the page accessed and any files downloaded
- The type of browser you used
No attempt will be made to identify individual users or their browsing activities except where required by law.
The information authored by or on behalf of us and published the palliAGED site is subject to all our intellectual property rights arising under law and statute, including the Copyright Act 1968. Permission is given for users to view, print and use the information via the Internet and in electronic form, provided that it is for personal, domestic or genuine research purposes only and for purposes associated with the use of the palliAGED. We do not give permission for any use of the information for commercial purposes.
No information authored by or on behalf of us may be copied, modified or reproduced in any way without our written permission.
Please e-mail any questions or concerns about palliAGED to: email@example.com
Clinical information and materials in this resource do not replace clinical judgement
- Individual GPs and other health professionals remain responsible for:
- Comprehensive assessment of the patient, ensuring the appropriateness and suitability of this guidance, and
- Providing care within their scope of practice, meeting all legislative requirements and maintaining standards of professional conduct.
Neither Flinders University nor Decision Assist nor any person associated with the preparation of this resource accepts liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance upon the information and materials provided in this resource.
Page updated 29 April 2015