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Palliative and End of Life Care

This guide will help you in researching topics related to the nurse-client relational partnership in the context of the experience of life-threatening illness and end of life care.

Medical Assistance in Dying

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)












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Medical assistance in dying takes place when an authorized health care provider provides or administers medication that intentionally brings about the patient’s death, at the request of the patient.  This procedure is available only where a patient meets the criteria set out in the federal legislation on MAID. (Manitoba) Find here resources for researching this topic.

Keywords for searching:

  • Assisted suicide
  • Euthanasia
  • Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).
  • Medically assisted death
  • Medically assisted dying
  • Physician-assisted dying
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care - decision making
  • Terminally ill - legislation

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