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Exploring grief following MAiD: Bereavement experiences of friends and family
November 15 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medically assisted dying has been legal in Canada since 2016. A growing body of research now helps us better understand bereavement experiences of family and 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 and time of death, (2) active family engagement as planners supports sense-making, and (3) enacting MAiD as ceremony slows time to “digest” loss.
Rosanne Beuthin, PhD, RN
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing
University of Victoria
A Research to Practice Webinar co-sponsored by the IHLCDP and North Okanagan Hospice Society