Book now: The Internet and End of Life (online event)

Book now: The Internet and End of Life (online event)

Demos and The Centre for the Art of Dying Well are hosting a discussion on online spaces and support around end of life care. Book your place now for this important event on Wednesday 2nd June.

The Internet and End of Life (online event)

Demos and The Centre for the Art of Dying Well are hosting a discussion on online spaces and support around end of life care.

Book your place now for this important online event taking place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 BST.

About this event

People living with a terminal illness, their loved ones and carers, and those who have been bereaved are increasingly turning to online spaces for information, help and support. But these spaces are not well understood, even as the Covid-19 pandemic has made the role of online spaces in supporting people through dying and grief profoundly more urgent.

At Demos, our mission is to bring the public into policymaking, and so we believe listening to these spaces is paramount. Our new research does just this. Analysing over 100,000 posts across 7 online spaces from 2003-2020 where the dying, those who accompany them, and those who have been bereaved come to discuss their experiences, we have gained unprecedented understanding into the support they need and want and how this can best be provided, both online and offline.

Join Demos and The Centre for the Art of Dying Well for a panel discussion as we launch our final report, The Internet and End of Life. The panel will discuss what the future of the relationship between online spaces and support at the end of life ought to be and how government, health services and civil society can work together to bring this about.

The panel will be chaired by Margaret Doherty, Director of the Centre for the Art of Dying Well, St Mary’s University.

Panellists include:

  • Elinor Jayne – Head of Influencing, Sue Ryder
  • Ciaran Cummins – Researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos
  • Rini Jones – Policy and Advocacy Officer, Hospice UK

Book your place now for this important online event taking place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 BST.

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