Big Ideas Lecture Series: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) at UHN

September 19 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

In February of 2015, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down a decision that made physician-aid-in-dying a legal option for certain categories of patients, and legislation governing eligibility and access soon followed. This talk will provide the audience with a brief introduction to the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) program that has been implemented at University Health Network. Attention will be paid to some of the procedural and practical aspects of the service, but time will be made to introduce some of the ethical aspects of MAID as well. Although MAID is a highly controversial topic, at least in some quarters, we believe that has provided us with an extraordinary opportunity to have meaningful conversations about the values that unite us – both as healthcare providers and as members of the wider community.

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