86% of Canadians support the right to medical assistance in dying.
But even if they stand firmly behind the decision, caregivers, family members and friends can still experience a great sense of loss when someone chooses to end their suffering voluntarily. Knowing what to expect throughout the provision and how to prepare may help ease some of the anxiety and fears.
On October 29, Dying With Dignity Canada will feature two professionals in a special webinar on grief, MAID, and preparing for a loved one’s scheduled death. The panelists for this month’s webinar will be:
- Timothy Hiebert, Counsellor and End-of-Life Doula, Right to Hope
- Tanis Newsham, MSW, RSW, Psychosocial Program Specialist, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Provincial Team — Manitoba, Shared Health
Through a series of questions and answers, Timothy and Tanis will describe what happens during a MAID death, shed light on some common concerns and provide recommendations for moving forward. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of what they can do to support their loved ones’ decision and how to manage their own grief and emotions.
Questions for our panelists can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t guarantee that we will get to every one, but we will do our best to answer as many as we can.
NOTE: Before the webinar takes place, you will be sent an email with information on how to log in. We encourage you to listen to the webinar using your computer audio, but there is a toll-free phone option available if needed.
Can’t attend on October 29? We will post a recording on our website once available.