The Digital Legacy Association urge professionals to better support patients with their digital estate. (Press Release 12th May 2016)

The Digital Legacy Association urge end of life professionals to help patients think about and plan for their digital assets, online accounts and electronic devices. “As we spend more time using the internet and on electronic devices it is becoming increasingly important for us to make plans surrounding end of life that are suitable to the ways in which we live”. – James Norris, Digital Legacy Association.The Digital Legacy Association’s new inpatient support resource titled ‘Sorting out your digital assets and digital legacy’ has been created specifically for adult hospices in the UK. “This is a very easy to understand resource. We hope that it will help patients make better decisions both in the online and offline world. – James Norris, The Digital Legacy Association.

Sorting out your digital assets and digital legacy – Guide (free for hospices)

Digital Legacy Hospice LeafletDigital Legacy HospiceThe resource shown above is available directly from the Digital Legacy Association. It can also be downloaded for free by hospices and printed by clicking here.‘Sorting out your digital assets and digital legacy’ was announced on BBC Radio Humberside this morning and coincides with a new dataset released by Dying Matters. The dataset released found that ‘40% of British adults wouldn’t unfriend someone they know on Facebook even after that person has died’. Further details about the data released by Dying Matters can be found here.

Media resources

  • Press Release (PDF)
  • Press release (Word)
  • Digital Legacy Association (Logo)

Notes for editors

  • The Digital Legacy Association is a nationwide organisation that supports the general public, healthcare and social care professionals with areas relating to digital estate planning, digital legacy and bereavement.
  • Dying Matters aims to raise public awareness about the importance of talking openly about dying, death and bereavement and of making end of life wishes known. It is led by the National Council for Palliative Care.

Media Contact

  • James Norris
  • +44 (0) 7868 823055

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