There are many key considerations to think about related to death notifications. Social media can challenge the death notification process. The Next of Kin may already be aware of their loved ones death and you may be confirming it. The Next of Kin may be angry at the Death Notification Team if they learned about the death through social media and not an official source. It is important to explain that social media is not an official source of information and it takes time to gather accurate information and decedent identification. No one wants to receive or deliver a death notification for the wrong person.
- Social media can challenge the death notification process
- The Next of Kin may already be aware of the death and need confirmation
- The Next of Kin may be angry at the Death Notification Team due to lapse of time for formal notification