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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:CareSearch
Web address:http://www.caresearch.com.au/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct665636
Date of initial review: 06 Oct 2005
Validity of certificate18 Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
Date of last visit18 Aug 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.


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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
About Us
URL: http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/89/Default.aspx
This website is authorised by Professor David Currow, Palliative & Supportive Services, at Flinders University. Editorial control is exercised by the Knowledge Network Management Group, details of which can be found in the "About Us" page or by clicking on the link.
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2. Presentation of the site
CareSearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care.
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There are sections designed specifically for health professionals and others for patients, for carers, and for family and friends.
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Purpose of the website
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 seek professional medical care and advice as required.
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3. Confidentiality
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

Kristjanson LJ, Pickstock S, Yuen K, Davis S, Blight J, Cummins A, et al. Development and testing of the revised Symptom Assessment Scale: Final report. Perth; Edith Cowan University: 1999.
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Last updated 2 May 2013
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Contact CareSearch
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About accessibility

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7. Disclosure of funding sources
The website has been funded by the Australian Government 's Department of Health and Ageing.
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8. Advertising policy
On the CareSearch website, we may provide links to a number of other websites. The inclusion of these links does not mean that they or their information, products, or services are endorsed or recommended by us. We do not exercise any control over the content on these websites, and you are subject to that website's privacy policy when you leave our website. We do not endorse, and will not be liable for the content or use of adapted products that are incorporated on other websites. We are not responsible for the use of a link where a commercial charge applies. Individual users are respon...  (24 Apr 2012) - Link

The site does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.
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