2015 国際助成プログラム International Grant Program      
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Placemaking of Spiritually Rich Death for Home Based End of Life Care: Various Japanese and Thailand Home Based Care Practitioners Exchange Knowledge and Experience About End of Life Care at Nishinomiya, Amagasaki City and Ubon Rat District Khon Kaen Province
古山 裕基
Hiroki Koyama
京都文教大学 大学院 文化人類学研究科
Graduate school of anthropology,Kyoto Bunkyo University
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


Though almost aging had been supported end of life care at their home by family and community in Japan, they almost have had the death at hospital through the change frame of family and community. In the result, it is difficult for Japanese to have spiritually rich death. Because the medical procedure have not connected spiritually rich death. In Thailand, the end of life care is an age of transition between death at home and at medical institution. Because people especially urban area is being too much dependent medical procedure under economic growth and the low birth rate and longevity. This trend will extend over all Thailand.
We, Asian people, have learned care through Western medical and social welfare. But we review care connecting spiritually rich death from our Asian view of life and death based on Buddhism. In our program, Japan and Thailand various home care practitioners exchange knowledge and experience each other, which may help each other  placemaking of spiritually rich death at home.
The placemaking means that 1) respecting will what aging people love, 2) encouraging closer cooperation with people and medical procedure, and 3) making new relationship over traditional blood and community relationship.
We make short documentary movie as deliverable through this exchanging program. This documentary will indicate the good example for collaborating general public, NPO, care and medical institution and local government.

実施報告書・概要 (Summary of Final Report)


In this project, We,Thai and Japanese end of life practitioner, exchanged experiences and knowledge by visiting both field. We discussed the making more better place of peaceful death. In last year.
Japanese side learned that Thai peoples have view of life and death in root of their daily life. Japanese are making place where various generation learning together and discussion about view of life and death .
Thai side learned need of updating function of their temple in their heart and soul. More and more care of end of life will be needed in their temple. Thai also address the needs of low birth rate and an aging population. A Thai monk in our member is starting new program which various generation and job category cooperate in Temple.

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