Dying To Know Day is bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.
D2KDay promotes death literacy.
What does the movement stand for?
- Community led conversations about end of life care, death and loss.
- Organisations taking a public health approach to these conversations - that is, death, dying and bereavement are social experiences best addressed through initiatives that involve the whole community. It is not enough to say that we should normalise the conversation anymore. It is through family conversations over dinner, death cafes, school projects, art galleries, and workplaces that we can break down barriers and socialise the response to death. This can help build compassionate communities ready and able to respond to death and loss when it occurs. See a recent systematic review of the research HERE.
- Meaningful value based end of life planning occurs at any age and regardless of our health status.
- Planning ahead. Too many of us are dying in a way not consistent with our values or wishes. Planning ahead means we have the opportunity to communicate what we do and don't want at the end of life.
- Sharing the latest research and evidence about all things end of life planning and death literacy.
- Developing death literacy - the practical know how needed for end of life planning.