The PCACE Project Team has identified different evidence resources to provide guidance on common care and symptom issues faced when looking after older people who need palliative or end of life care.
The main resources used in developing the summaries and syntheses for the evidence topics are systematic reviews, guidelines and significant evaluation studies. The process by which these documents are developed usually involves extensive searching, assessment of the quality of the research, data extraction, peer review, and review by intended users. The process is illustrated in the accompanying flow chart.
To assess the quality of guidance provided through palliAGED (3.6MB pdf) the AGREE II tool was used to assess compliance across all six domains; scope, stakeholder involvement, rigour, clarity, applicability, and editorial independence. palliAGED was found to be a robust and transparent resource that fully complies with the requirements for quality guidance.
To ensure currency of information, every 2-3 years the palliAGED team will conduct reviews of all topics based on searches for new evidence in line with the quality processes outlined above.
Page last updated 20 April 2020