Information Session

What’s it really like to provide MAID?

This event is aimed at health-care providers and students enrolled in health-related programs.

Participants will:  

  • Hear from three Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) clinicians about their experiences 
  • Have myths about MAID provisions, legislation, and eligibility debunked 
  • Listen in as clinicians share personal stories 
  • Learn what supports are in place for MAID clinicians 
  • Understand what it is like to provide MAID from a first-hand experience 

Participants are encouraged to read about Canada’s assisted dying law prior to the webinar. Information can be found on Health Canada's website 

The Speakers

Valerie Cooper is a Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner with Home and Community Care Support Services South East. She lectures in the undergraduate program at Queen’s School of Nursing and has developed and taught an elective undergraduate course on hospice palliative care nursing. 

Dr. Jonathan Reggler is a family physician in Courtenay, B.C., on Vancouver Island. He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and emigrated to Canada in 2003. Dr. Reggler served on the Ethics Committee of St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox, B.C. for many years, resigning from the committee in 2016 because of that hospital’s prohibition on medically assisted deaths.

Dr. Chantal Perrot is a family physician and psychotherapist in Toronto. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985 and completed a Family Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Perrot has been active in choice in health care for over four decades, and has been providing MAID assessments and procedures to patients since July 2016. 

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