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About our research studies

All ELDAC research studies have received approval from the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (SBREC) at Flinders University. Participation in all studies is entirely voluntary. All data collected is treated as strictly confidential and will be kept secure on the Flinders University server with access limited to the research team. Transcripts from interviews will be de-identified prior to analysis. No participant will be individually identifiable in any report or publication.

Please browse through the studies below and contact the research team if you would like to participate:

This online survey is for allied health professionals providing health care for recipients of aged care services. The purpose is to gauge allied health practitioners' understanding of palliative care, and to determine the practice needs required to improve quality of care for people supported in residential and community aged care.

Target audience Occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dietitians, physiotherapists, social workers, psychologists, music therapists and other allied health professionals providing care for recipients of aged care services
Other criteria Currently work or have worked within the aged care sector
Participant benefits The information gained from this study will help the researchers identify any areas that need to be developed that would assist allied health practitioners in their work caring for older Australians with palliative care needs within the community
Time commitment 15 – 20 minutes
Participant information For further information, download the Participant Information Sheet
Consent form Completion of a formal consent form is not required. Completion of the survey implies consent
Ethics ref SBREC ref no. 8508

*This survey is closed.

This online survey is for pharmacists providing health care for recipients of aged care services. The purpose is to gauge pharmacists' understanding of palliative care, and to determine the practice needs required to improve quality of care for people supported in residential and community aged care.

Target Audience Pharmacists providing services for older Australians with palliative care needs, within the community.
Other criteria Currently working with older Australians in the community context
Participant benefits The information gained from this study will help the researchers identify any areas that need to be developed that would assist pharmacists in their work caring for older Australians with palliative care needs within the community.
Time commitment up to 20 minutes
Participant Information Sheet For further information download the Participant Information Sheet
Consent Form Completion of a formal consent form is not required. Completion of the survey implies consent.
Ethics Ref SBREC ref no. 8517

This is an online survey for aged care providers and GPs providing health care for recipients of aged care services. Participants will be required to provide their opinions on the ELDAC toolkits.  The purpose is to:

  • document the use of the five toolkits individually and collectively
  • determine how access to toolkits affected the knowledge and practice of users and the role of toolkits in care provision
  • identify ways to develop and improve the toolkits
  • investigate how useful and effective the ELDAC toolkits have been in supporting quality end of life care

Only people who have explored a toolkit are able to participate.

Target audience Health professionals and aged care workers providing care for recipients of aged care services
Other criteria Have explored an ELDAC toolkit and currently work or have worked within the aged care sector
Participant benefits Participants will be reimbursed for their time with a $25 digital gift card. The sharing of experiences will assist in the improvement of the ELDAC toolkits. These improvements will be available to aged care providers and health professionals
Time commitment 10 minutes
Participant information For further information, download the Participant Information Sheet
Consent form Completion of a formal consent form is not required. Completion of the survey implies consent
Ethics ref SBREC ref no. 7947

This is a semi structured interview that aims to gain in depth feedback on the ELDAC toolkits from aged care providers and GPs providing care for recipients of aged care services.

A structured interview will be arranged and will take place at a time and via a method that is most suitable to participants (Skype or Zoom, or by phone).

Participants will be required to provide their opinions on the ELDAC toolkits.  The purpose is to:

  • document the use of the five toolkits individually and collectively
  • determine how access to toolkits affected the knowledge and practice of users and the role of toolkits in care provision
  • identify ways to develop and improve the toolkits
  • investigate how useful and effective the ELDAC toolkits have been in supporting quality end of life care

Only people who have explored an ELDAC toolkit are able to participate

Target audience Health professionals and aged care workers providing care for recipients of aged care services
Other criteria
  • Have explored an ELDAC toolkit
  • Currently work or have worked within the aged care sector
  • Able to speak English
Participant benefits Participants will be reimbursed for their time with a $25 digital gift card. The sharing of experiences will assist in the improvement of the ELDAC toolkits. These improvements will be available to aged care providers and health professionals.
Time commitment 20 – 30 minutes
Participant information For further information, download the Participant Information Sheet
Consent form To provide formal consent to participate in an interview, please complete the electronic consent form by clicking ‘I agree’ on the Toolkit Interview Consent Form
Ethics ref SBREC ref no. 7947

To express your interest in an interview, please contact:
Dr Kelly Jones – Kelly.jones@flinders.edu.au or 08 7421 9737
Or the ELDAC Helpline on eldac.helpline@flinders.edu.au or 1800 870 155

This is an online survey for aged care providers and GPs providing health care for recipients of aged care services. Participants will be required to provide their opinions on the ELDAC website.  The survey aims to:

  • determine how aged care staff use online information in their practice and the role online information can play in improving care for older Australians at the end of life
  • identify ways to improve the online provision of information on the ELDAC website through formative evaluation.

Only people who have explored the ELDAC website are able to participate.

Target audience Health professionals and aged care workers providing care for recipients of aged care services
Other criteria
  • Have visited the ELDAC website
  • Currently work or have worked within the aged care sector
Participant benefits The sharing of experiences will assist in the improvement of the ELDAC website
Time commitment 10 minutes
Participant information For further information, download the Participant Information Sheet
Consent form
  • Completion of a formal consent form is not required
  • Completion of the survey implies consent
Ethics ref SBREC ref no. 7948

This is a semi structured interview that aims to gain in depth feedback on the ELDAC website from aged care providers and GPs providing health care for recipients of aged care services.  A semi structured interview will be arranged and will take place at a time and via a method that is most suitable to participants (Skype, Zoom, or by phone).

Participants will be required to provide their opinions on the ELDAC website.  The purpose is to:

  • determine how aged care staff use online information in their practice and the role online information can play in improving care for older Australians at the end of life
  • identify ways to improve the online provision of information in the ELDAC website through formative evaluation.

Only people who have explored the ELDAC website are able to participate.  People who have previously completed the survey can also participate in an interview.

Target audience Health professionals and aged care workers providing care for recipients of aged care services
Other criteria
  • Have visited the ELDAC website
  • Currently work or have worked within the aged care sector
  • Able to speak English
Participant benefits
  • Participants will be reimbursed for their time with a $25 digital gift card
  • By completing the survey you will offer valuable insight as a user of the ELDAC website
  • The sharing of experiences will assist in the improvement of the ELDAC website
Time commitment 15 minutes
Participant information For further information, download the Participant Information Sheet
Consent form To provide formal consent to participate in an interview, please complete the electronic consent form by clicking ‘I agree’ on the Website Interview Consent Form.
Ethics ref SBREC ref no. 7948

To express your interest in an interview, please contact:
Dr Kelly Jones – Kelly.jones@flinders.edu.au or 08 7421 9737
Or the ELDAC Helpline on eldac.helpline@flinders.edu.au or 1800 870 155

Page updated 04 May 2020