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@KezNoo From care & social networks in 2008, to Death Literacy Index today, translated into multiple languages. A fantastic journey @KezNoo & team have been on linking networks with death literacy with public health with social determinants. #21OPCC @PHPalCare
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy definition. Talks about the "death system" which is important to think about in #compassionatecommunities. The death system is where all the partners converge - funeral directors, florists, churches, schools - all those existing outside the health system #21OPCC Image
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy Here's something relevant published in @arenatweets Spring 2021. "Our Local Funeral Parlour" @rachelcogs reflects on the important place of Hollibone Funerals on an inner city shopping strip. Its value in the gentle cadence of… #21OPCC
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs Action and activism has been important in the development of death literacy and the Death Literacy Index - not just academia! #21OPCC
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs More to come on the tool with respect to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Rosemary Leonard will be presenting some research on Friday at #21OPCC -…
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs People often want to know what happens next. Sometimes our knowledge in #palliativecare stops when the funeral directors take over. @KezNoo encourages us to work with progressive funeral directors - continuum into bereavement.#21OPCC
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs It may not feel like "our business" but we should make it our role in #palliativecare to understand that continuum. People may bounce back into bereavement care after poor experiences with funerals/burials. #21OPCC
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs The Death Literacy Index provides useful information on who you are talking to/working with. Gaps between the knowing and the doing arise through the DLI. #21OPCC
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs So why use it? For research - create new knowledge, test it. Evaluation - of programs that involve #deathliteracy, did they work? Benchmarking - against national data, pre-post. To start community conversations - the most FUN way to use the DLI! #21OPCC
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs The Death Literacy Index is for groups/populations. Not for use with individual clients/patients. Not for use in e.g. dignity therapy. #21OPCC
@KezNoo @PHPalCare @DeathLiteracy @arenatweets @rachelcogs Words to describe @KezNoo workshop on Death Literacy Index - "dramatic illustration of what we know and what we do" "enlightening" "like the idea of a death system thanks!" "lots to reflect on" "leaving inspired!"... Thanks Kerrie! From Kerrie - "have FUN with it!" #21OPCC
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