Introduction to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
This course is intended as an introduction to the MAiD process, for health care workers, interpreter services or others who are supporting families or patients moving through the process.
Please note: Federal MAiD laws were amended March 17, 2021. This course did not reflect those changes until November 18, 2021. In particular, the 10 day period of reflection was removed.
History of MAiD
End-of-Life Care Discussions
Overview of the MAiD Process
Receiving a Request for MAiD
Conscientious Objection & Duty to Provide Care
For those who require, or wish for, more information about other roles for health care professionals, please refer to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Roles and Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals (HCPs), modules 1 and 2.
For physicians and nurse practitioners that are considering assessing and providing MAiD, please refer to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Roles and Responsibilities for Assessors and Providers, modules 1 and 2.
This course is intended for staff who interact with patients who may ask about MAiD. For example, allied health staff, Provincial Language Services, home support staff etc.