Terms of Use


Although we have attempted to ensure the information published on the QuoCCA site (including all articles, research data, surveys, forums/chat rooms and commentary; hereafter “Information”) is as accurate and complete as possible, 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 exercise their personal and professional judgement and seek medical or specialist 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.

On the QuoCCA 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 responsible for any charges that their use may incur.

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 QuoCCA website, 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.

We will only record your email address and personal information when you:

  • Send us a message
  • Complete a feedback form
  • Provide information for the QuoCCA website

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 the QuoCCA website, 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 (e.g. 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.

Please note that this website uses cookies to maintain session information between web pages. 


The Information authored by or on behalf of us and published on the QuoCCA website 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 CareSearch website (for example, a discussion forum). 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.

The QuoCCA website also publishes Information authored by other parties. We have made every effort to contact those authors or others who may have intellectual property rights.  Please contact us if you believe that any copyright material has been used on the QuoCCA website without the permission of the author.

Training Materials 

On-line training materials can be of value to medical and other clinical care practitioners, but such materials are not intended to replace formal education and training. From time to time we may publish such materials on the QuoCCA website. However, use of online training materials should not be considered as a qualification in palliative care. No formal accreditation is offered via our website.

We use reasonable endeavours to review the source of the materials and to assess the credibility and qualifications of the author or organisation involved.


This website is authorised by Dr Anthony Herbert, Director of the Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. He exercises editorial control of the content.

Please e-mail any questions or concerns to: PPCS@health.qld.gov.au
Page last updated 03 July 2017