Webinar: Exploring grief following MAiD: Bereavement experiences of friends and family

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Date and Time

Tue, 15 November 2022

11:00 AM PST


Online via Zoom

Cost: Free and open to the public

About this event

A Research to Practice Webinar Co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and the North Okanagan Hospice Society

Medically assisted dying has been legal in Canada since 2016. A growing body of research now helps us better understand bereavement experiences of family/friends following the death of a loved one by MAiD. This presentation focuses on findings of an interpretive study: that the time before the assisted death seems most impactful—an experience of “bringing death to life” that shapes bereavement after death. We will also discuss how grieving is further informed by: (1) certainty of date/time of death, (2) active family engagement as planners supports sense-making, and (3) enacting MAiD as ceremony slows time to “digest” loss.

Expert Panelist:

Rosanne Beuthin, PhD, RN
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing
University of Victoria

Tickets and More Information

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Contact Information

Clara Dyck, RN, MSN, CHPCN (C), Education & Resource Leader, NOHS

[email protected]

(250) 503-1800 ext. 104