Lecture | Online webinar
Scripting Death |Mara Buchbinder
- Wednesday 9 March 2022
- Central European Time
- Unfolding Finitudes: Current Ethnographies of Aging, Dying and End-of-Life Care
About Mara Buchbinder
Mara Buchbinder, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at UNC – Chapel Hill, as well as core faculty in the UNC Center for Bioethics.
About the book
Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, chronicles two years of ethnographic research documenting the implementation of Vermont’s Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act. Weaving together stories collected from patients, caregivers, health care providers, activists, and legislators, it illustrates how they navigate medical aid-in-dying as a new medical frontier in the aftermath of legalization. Scripting Death explains how medical aid-in-dying works, what motivates people to pursue it, and ultimately, why upholding the “right to die” is very different from ensuring access to this life-ending procedure.