Everything you need to know about advance requests for medical assistance in dying.
An advance request involves a competent person making a written request for medical assistance in dying (MAID) that could be honoured later, after they lose the capacity to make medical decisions for themselves. An advance request would allow an individual to describe, in writing, a future circumstance in which they would like to access an assisted death.
An Ipsos poll, commissioned by Dying With Dignity Canada in 2022, asked respondents whether they would support advance requests for MAID. Overall support for advance requests by individuals with a grievous and irremediable medical condition is 85%.
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As part of our mission to educate and share knowledge, we are examining each issue of the Parliamentary Review in a series of blog posts. In this blog post, we discuss advance requests for MAID.
The Eusanio sisters share the story of their father’s suffering through dementia and why they now advocate for advance requests for MAID.
DWDC supporter, Jennifer, shares her story about the importance of legalizing advance requests after the experience of watching her dad suffer from dementia.
We’re asking people across Canada to send a letter to their Members of Parliament to advocate for the legalization of advance requests.
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