Hospice training

Training courses & Workshops


The Digital Legacy Association provides training courses in areas relating to death, the internet, bereavement, digital assets and digital legacy.

Our workshop was first developed in 2014 following research and development in this area. The initial course was scrutinised and reviewed by St Christopher’s Hospice and piloted at Hospice House (Hospice UK) in London.

Our hospice course has now been delivered in hospices across the UK. A version of the course has also been delivered to NHS staff and delivered internationally the USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and in Trinidad and Tobago 

The Digital Legacy Association running a workshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The Digital Legacy Association have also provided training and thought provoking talks at conferences ran by: NHS England, NHS Wales, NHS Scotland, The European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC), Let’s Reimagine, Dying Matters, Byw Nawr, Cruse Bereavement Care, The End of Life facilitator Network, Macmillan, Hospice UK, The Association of Palliative Care Social Workers, The Institute of Legacy Management, South By South West, The Next Web, Green Man Festival, Lowlands Festival and many more.

Our international Digital Legacy Conference has taken place in London, Berlin, New York and online. Since 2014 it has become the flagship digital assets and digital legacy conference. 

Areas our training often include:

  • An overview as to how communication, grief and death has changed due to the Internet.
  • A comprehensive overview about the main online platforms and how they work.
  • A comprehensive overview about connected devices and how they work.
  • Step by step guides as to how we can prepare for death on each platform online.
  • Step by step guides as to how we can prepare for death on each device.
  • A comprehensive overview about the platforms children in the UK are using.
  • Guides as to how children and their parents can prepare for death on each platform.
  • What the implications are for online friends, family members and followers of the deceased when someone dies.
  • What are the implications of death online in relation to law and each platforms terms of service.
  • How friends and families can attain access to photos and videos of the deceased that are saved online.
  • How to assist patients with passing on their data to their next of kin.
  • How friends and family members can delete social media and online accounts on behalf of the deceased
  • How friends and family members can address and delete an upsetting comment left on the deceased’s social media account.
  • How friends and family members can use social media and online tools when arranging a funeral.
  • How social media and digital platforms can be used and optimised for legacy giving
  • How friends and family members can take comfort from the deceased’s social media accounts.
  • What the main triggers for digital legacy and digital estate planning conversations
  • What the main cues for digital legacy and digital estate planning conversations. How can cues be acted upon
  • How to train colleagues about digital assets and digital legacy
  • How conversations around digital assets and digital legacy can be used to evoke wider conversations (for example advance care planning)
  • How to change practice and diffuse information within your hospice
  • How to influence and overcome internal obstacles to help improve hospice practices

Ongoing support and impact analysis

We are able to provide ongoing support for your hospice, care home or hospital. This may include:

  • Regularly updated support material for professionals
  • Regularly updated support material for patients and their families.
  • Telephone support for professionals and digital champions (10am-7pm Monday – Friday)
  • Patient satisfaction surveys.

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Bespoke courses and think tanks

We run bespoke courses and think tanks for hospices, carers and patients. These can be tailored to your specific requirements and the needs of patients and their families.

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If you would like us to visit your hospice and provide training contact us and say “hello”. Alternatively if you would like to download our free public awareness leaflet for use in hospices and hospitals click here.

The Digital Legacy Association argue that digital asset planning and digital legacy conversations should be part of a holistic approach to advance care planning.

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