november, 2022

15nov11:00 am12:00 pmExploring grief following MAiD: Bereavement experiences of friends and familyA research to practice webinar


Event Details

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.

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

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Free and open to the public – Everyone is welcome


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm