What is death literacy? It is defined as "set of knowledge and skills that make it possible to gain access to understand, and act upon, end-of-life and death care options".
When individuals and families take the time to learn more about end-of-life (EOL) options, they are able to make medical, and non-medical, decisions (before a crisis occurs) that align with your values and wishes.
Communities that have high levels of death literacy are knowledgeable about options and how they might impact their loved ones, which then helps to make informed choices that we align with quality of life and care and compassionate care when dying.
The more we know, the better decisions we can make for ourselves and our loved ones.