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Stories of Assisted Dying: New Narratives for Old Debates

Stories of Assisted Dying: New Narratives for Old Debates

Wednesday, January 26

4:00pm-5:30pm PST

This is a digital event. You should receive information in your ticket or from the host about how to join online.

Join us in conversation with author Mara Buchbinder about how patients, caregivers, and health care providers navigate assisted death.

One in five Americans now live in a jurisdiction where medical aid in dying is legal. Despite significant growth in legalization movements over the past few years, the practical realities of new policies often fall short of advocacy visions. In this lecture, award-winning medical anthropologist Mara Buchbinder will present findings from her recently published book, Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America, which foregrounds previously hidden narratives about assisted dying. The book offers an unprecedented, in-depth account of how patients, caregivers, and health care providers navigate assisted death in the aftermath of legalization and explores the cultural power of assisted death in the United States today.

Registration grants you access to this event and a 30% off coupon code to purchase the book.

End of Life Choices New York (EOLCNY), a non-profit organization, seeks to improve end of life care, and expand end of life options, to ensure a peaceful death for all New Yorkers. EOLCNY educates the public and health care professionals on end of life issues; provides free counseling and support to people who are preparing advance directives, caring for a terminally ill loved one, or who are approaching the end of life themselves; and pursues legal and legislative reform, including implementation and enforcement of advance directives and legalization of medical aid in dying.

Disclaimer: The event will take place over Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to you the morning of the event. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder.

End of Life Choices New York does not own or control the Zoom platform, and is unable to offer technical support. By purchasing a ticket, you agree that any issues arising through the use of Zoom’s technology are not the responsibility of End of Life Choices New York, but if necessary can be taken up by you directly with Zoom itself. We do not offer refunds.

Proceeds from the event will support End of Life Choices New York. End of Life Choices New York is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization #13-4048114.


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