Developing and testing co-designed medical assistance in dying peer-to-peer resources in Canada

A significant problem identified by Dying with Dignity Canada is that there is little information available for families and informal supports (F&IS) involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID). Our 47 F&IS interviewees from across Canada also said that they had few or no resources about MAID as the health system concentrates on the person receiving MAID. To bridge this gap, we will co-design a MAID Navigation Guide and accompanying video with Dying with Dignity Canada (DWDC), their F&IS volunteers and a F&IS Advisory Board. We will conduct focus groups and interviews to obtain feedback about the content of both resources. The MAID Navigation Guide and accompanying video will be available to the public on the DWDC website.

Jocelyne LeBlanc
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ellen T. Crumley
Nova Scotia
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