The Joanna Briggs Institute Aged Care Unit aims to enhance the
quality of clinical care in aged care across Australia. It does this by
producing high quality, reliable, evidence based information specific to
the aged care sector and through the delivery of programs to support
and enhance the use of this information in practice.
The Joanna Briggs Aged Care Unit is now jointly operated by the Joanna Briggs Institute and the Aged Care Quality Association (ACQA).
The Aged Care Unit supports the Institute’s primary aim, which is to
promote the synthesis, dissemination and uptake of evidence in aged
care and to create standards in practice across the sector nationally
that are built upon the best available evidence. In addition to this
activity, The Joanna Briggs Institute Aged Care Unit also engages in
complementary research that investigates how evidence can be implemented
successfully in the aged care setting and identifying gaps between
current practice and standards of practice.
The relationship with ACQA
demonstrates the link between the Aged Care Accreditation Standards and
Expected Outcomes with clinical evidence based practice.