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Changing attitudes and behaviours towards digital legacy and digital assets

Norris, James and Taubert, Mark 2017. Changing attitudes and behaviours towards digital legacy and digital assets. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 7 (S2) , A20-A21. 10.1136/bmjspcare-2017-hospice.57

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Background: The Internet is the biggest and most ‘disruptive’ force since the industrial revolution. As a result, society is spending an ever increasing amount of time online. This has led to a range of benefits, whilst changing the way in which society prepares for death, mourns and remembers the deceased into posterity. Each year the Digital Legacy Association carry out the Digital Death Survey. Aims: The aim of the Digital Death Survey is to explore society’s attitudes towards death and dying in today’s digital world. Asking questions through such a survey and openly publishing the results generates discussions around ‘digital death’ and the implications not planning for death digitally can have. The aim of the ‘Changing attitudes and behaviours towards digital legacy and digital assets planning’ poster will be to display this year’s data. We will do so by cross-referencing this year’s results with those from the previous two years. Methods: Cross reference data, explore year on year changes, draw conclusions and predict trends. We launched the Digital Death Survey at the European Association for Palliative Care conference 2016. The survey coincided with the first interactive poster that displays real time data on it. Results: 300 people have completed the survey so far. We expect 500 people to have completed it by the end of July when the survey ends. We plan to display results digitally (via an iPad) on the poster and through images on the poster.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 2045-435X
Date of Acceptance: 31 October 2017
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 13:34

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