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Lecture | Online webinar

The Spirit Ambulance | Scott Stonington

Wednesday 6 October 2021
Central European Time
Unfolding Finitudes: Current Ethnographies of Aging, Dying and End-of-Life Care

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This talk will explore the concept of choreography as a way to understand care at the end of life. Professor Stonington will share from his book on how Thai families attempt to pay back a “debt of life” to their elders through intensive medical care, followed by a medically assisted rush from the hospital to home to ensure a spiritually advantageous last breath. Join us for an exploration of the nature of death and the complexities arising from the globalization of biomedical expertise and ethics around the world.

Dr. Natashe Lemos Dekker will act as discussant.

About Scott Stonington

Scott Stonington, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, International Studies, and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Cover of The Spirit Ambulance

About the book

The Spirit Ambulance is a journey into decision-making at the end of life in Thailand, where families attempt to craft good deaths for their elders in the face of clashing ethical frameworks, from a rapidly developing universal medical system, to national and global human-rights politics, to contemporary movements in Buddhist metaphysics. Read more about The Spirit Ambulance on the publisher's website.

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