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Medical Aid in Dying

MB-PHEN has compiled a list of resources related to Medical Aid in Dying (MAID). This list is intended to provide information on access and educational opportunities, varied perspectives, food for thought, topics for discussion and ethical considerations.


Manitoba Resources

Medical Aid in Dying website - Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Manitoba
This website represents the most current available legislative, policy and procedural information available for Manitoba patients, health professionals and the public.

Manitoba's Nursing Regulators
The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba are working together to develop materials on medical assistance in dying and the impact it could have on LPNs, RNs, RN(NP)s and RPNs. This page contains the latest information for nursing.

Responding to patient questions about assisted death.

Manitoba Health Information on MAID

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba MAID Standard of Practice

The College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Manitoba

A recording of the November 2016 Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentation by the Manitoba MAID team on the Who, What, Where, When and How of MAID can be found here.


Canadian Resources

Government of Canada
Information from the Government of Canada Department of Health about medical assistance in dying, including the request process, who is eligible and who can provide the service.

Canadian Medical Association - education for physicians

Canadian Nurses Protective Society - information for nurses

Carter v. Canada: The Supreme Court of Canada's Decision on Assisted Dying

External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada

Bill C-14

Legislator Backgrounder to Bill C-14

The Well
As part of its efforts to implement a consistent approach to the MAID process in Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) engaged the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) to develop a resource to support clinicians (physicians and nurse practitioners) with the provision of MAID.


Other Provinces

Information for patients from the Government of Ontario

Alberta Health Services Information on MAID
Ethical Considerations and Issues

Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network conference on MAID

Dr. Mike Harlos writes for the Canadian Virtual Hospice on communicating with people about the end of life

Dying with Dignity Canada resources on death, dying and MAID

When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?
Long read from the New Yorker magazine by Rachel Aviv exploring the Belgian euthanasia law

Vulnerable Person Standard - guidelines for working with vulnerable people

Lemmens, Trudo, The Conflict between Open-Ended Access to Physician-Assisted Dying and the Protection of the Vulnerable: Lessons from Belgium's Euthanasia Regime for the Canadian Post-Carter Era (February 18, 2016). Catherine Regis, Lara Khoury & Robert Kouri, eds., Key Conflicts in Health Law, Cowensville: Yvon Blais, 2016, pp. 261-317. Available SSRN here.