Chapter 5: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

Responding to questions

Knowing you’ll probably encounter questions about MAID, it’s advisable to give some forethought to how you’ll address these, particularly if you’re uncomfortable or disagree with this medical assistance.

Regardless of personal beliefs, it’s important to acknowledge the patient’s desire and right to talk to about MAID. You can respectfully refer them elsewhere if you prefer.

Conversation Prompts

I understand you have questions about MAID. Your primary health care team is best positioned to answer your questions.

I understand you have questions about MAID, but I’m not well versed in the process. Are you comfortable with me talking to your home care nurse about how to get more information? 

I understand you have questions about MAID. I can answer some basic questions and help you find out more information if you’d like.