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Medical Assistance In Dying (NL)

Medical Assistance In Dying (NL)

On June 17, 2016, the Parliament of Canada passed bill C-14 which allows eligible Canadian adults to request medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The passage of the bill was the culmination of an ongoing debate on the right of people to control the time and circumstances of their own death.

This online CPD/CME module will outline the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) process as it currently stands in Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the spectrum of end of life options. It provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of the legal and practical aspects of medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this online learning module, you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the background and legal context that has led to the legal changes allowing medical assistance in dying (MAiD)
  2. Describe the MAiD process in Newfoundland and Labrador
  3. Outline how to determine if a person meets the eligibility and assessment criteria for Track 1 (natural death is reasonably foreseeable) or Track 2 (not reasonably foreseeable)
  4. Recognize the community of practice and supports available to assist with assessment and provision of MAiD
  5. Discuss future considerations with respect to MAiD implementation

This continuing professional development (CPD) program has been designed to consider the CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework, including the roles of:

  • Medical Expert
  • Collaborator
  • Health advocate
  • Communicator
  • Manager
  • Intended Audience- This course is designed to meet the learning needs of family physicians, specialists, and nurse practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador who might be involved in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) requests.

    Registration Cost - $0.00

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    Medical Assistance In Dying (NL)

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    Expiry Date

    This course expires on
    Wednesday, May 8, 2024


    Mainpro+ Self-Learning
    This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Office of Professional & Educational Development, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University for up to 1.5 Mainpro+® credits.

    Maintenance of Certification (Section 3 - Self Assessment)
    This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Office of Professional & Educational Development, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

    • Aaron McKim MD, CCFP
    • Mari-Lynne Sinnott MD, CCFP
    • Jonathan Greenland MD, FRCPC
    • Amy Pieroway MD, CCFP
    • CarolAnn Riggs Nurse Practitioner