What to Expect at a MAID Death

Booklet | February 1, 2024

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MAID stands for medical assistance in dying and has been a legal end-of-life option in Canada since 2016.

This Guide was designed to help prepare family and friends for what they may experience when their loved one has a medically assisted death (MAID).

Download a “What to Expect at a MAID Death” Guide 

Learn more about what to expect before, during, and after a MAID provision, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Within this Guide, you will find answers to questions such as:

  • How far in advance will the nurse practitioner or physician arrive to provide MAID? 
  • Who puts in the IVs and when? 
  • What should I say to my loved one before the administration of the medication? 
  • And more… 

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