"Emerging End of Life Rituals in Western Healthcare" presented by Isabelle Kostecki - an online presentation hosted by the CSRS

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society presents
Emerging End of Life Rituals in Western Healthcare
Isabelle Kostecki


Thursday, May 12
12:00-1:00 p.m. PT
*this lecture is online only*

An incursion into the intimate contexts of deathbed farewells, this lecture reveals how end-of-life rituals occur in hospitals today. I draw upon ethnographic research conducted in Quebec hospitals while following spiritual caregivers. Considering the significance of such rituals for dying patients and their loved ones, I will show how these ceremonies revive social bonds and create a sense of hope and continuity beyond death.

More information can be found at https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/csrs/assets/docs/2_kostecki_may1220..., and at https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/csrs/events/index.php