Table 1

An overview of the WeChat-based life review programme

SessionSectionAsynchronous communication
(appreciate memory prompts before the interview)
Synchronous communication
(deliver the e-life review interview)
Asynchronous communication
(go through modules after the interview)
1The present
(from cancer diagnosis to present)
  • Images of hospital, ward, healthcare staff.

  • Audio picture book—The Fall of Freddie the Leaf.

  • Video—Circulation of four seasons;

  • Guiding questions.

  • Review present life.

  • Review Extraction: summarise events in this section.

  • Mind Space: set down wishes for anyone who is important to you at this stage.

  • Supplement any content in this section.

2&3Adulthood
(≥18 years old)
  • Images of family, work, hobbies.

  • Audio picture book—Love is a Handful of Thick Honey.

  • Songs about family, work or love.

  • Video of family tree.

  • Guiding questions.

  • Review adulthood (including creating a family tree).

  • Review Extraction: summarise events in this section.

  • Mind Space: express thanks to family members or friends.

  • E-legacy product: display the family tree.

  • Supplement any content in this section.

4&5Childhood and adolescence
(<18 years old)
  • Audio picture book—On the Night You Were Born.

  • Images of house, studies, games, labour, food.

  • Songs about childhood, playmates.

  • Video--The Rhythm of Life.

  • Guiding questions.

  • Review childhood and adolescence.

  • Review Extraction: summarise events in this section.

  • Mind Space: say something to any deceased relative who is important to you (eg, grandparents).

  • Supplement any content in this section.

6Summary of Life
  • E-life review product—My Life Story.

  • Images of a timeline of life.

  • Guiding questions.

  • Summary of important experiences (including creating a timeline of life).

  • Mind Space: say something to the most important person in your life.

  • E-legacy products: display the timeline of life and e-life review product.

  • View a timeline of life review course.

  • Supplement any content in this section.