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The Spirit Ambulance

Choreographing the End of Life in Thailand

Scott Stonington

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik

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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. Scott Stonington’s gripping ethnography documents 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. The result is a powerful exploration of the nature of death and the complexities arising from the globalization of biomedical expertise and ethics around the world.
 

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craft good deaths, globalization of biomedical expertise, exploration of nature of death, spiritually advantageous last breath, contemporary movements in buddhist metaphysics, intensive medical care, gripping, universal medical system, pay back debt of life, clashing ethical frameworks, end of life in thailand, human rights politics