Social Media After Life

10m of CPD
It's important that we all consider our digital legacy. If a patient in your care is nearing death, consider providing education to them or their relatives about the person’s social media legacy and what options may be available to them to manage this (you may wish to direct them to this article).

What's included in this resource?

  • CPDTime.
    10m of CPD
  • Article
  • 3 Assessment Questions
  • References

What is this article about?

What happens to our social media accounts when we die, and why does it matter? There is never a good time to broach difficult subjects such as this near the end of life. The right education and support, however, could mean one less burden for the family to be left to deal with following such a tragic event.


Test Your Knowledge

  • 3 Assessment Questions

Further Learning

  • References

Document and reflect on your learning

  • CPDTime.
    10m of CPD

Meet the educator

educator profile image
Editorial Team
Ausmed’s editorial team is committed to providing high-quality, well-researched and reputable education to our users, free of any commercial bias or conflict of interest. All education produced by Ausmed is developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and undergoes a rigorous review process to ensure the relevancy of all healthcare information and updates to changes in practice. If you have identified an issue with the education offered by Ausmed or wish to submit feedback to Ausmed's editorial team, please email with your concerns.
View Profile

What do others think?

43 reviews by Ausmed Learners
Sort by
Highest Rated
Lowest Rated
Most Recent
Portrait of Shona Fretwell
Shona Fretwell
01 Apr 2022
Midwife Practitioner
Very good
Jack Wesson
06 Oct 2019
This modern day problem that is a real issue is covered in detail with resources for social media contacts when trying to access a deceased person's social media account.
Dallas Coutts
30 Mar 2020
Very informative regarding the cessation of social media accounts in the event of death.
Portrait of Karyn Russell
Karyn Russell
30 Oct 2019
Very interesting as I had not considered social media accounts of the deceased.
Katie Foote
05 Apr 2021
This article covers most of the major social media sites and what happens after death with the social media pages.
Joanne Guthrie
16 May 2020
Melinda Kelly-Hamilton
10 Oct 2021
What next
Funmilola Owolabi
26 Apr 2020
Geraldine Savage
05 Oct 2019
The resource was beneficial as it created an awareness of a potential issue, when the need arises.
4.4 / 5
1 star
2 star
3 star
4 star
5 star

Looking for something else?

Discover more learning

Sometimes I find it really hard to make time for my learning, but I was blown away by how easy it is with the Ausmed app. I can fit it in during breaks or on the bus to work.

- Maria, Registered Nurse