Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

Ontario Establishing Care Coordination Service to Support Patient Access to End of Life Options


IMPROVING ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING


As of May 31, 2017, Ontario will be launching a care coordination service to help patients and clinicians access information and support for medical assistance in dying and other end of life options. This service can be accessed by patients and their caregivers, as well as doctors or nurse practitioners. Patients and caregivers will receive information about end of life options, including information on hospice care and other palliative care options in their community and medical assistance in dying.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario's health regulatory colleges for physicians, nurses and pharmacists provide additional guidance to help their members provide appropriate medical assistance in dying.
  • Ontario recently passed medical assistance in dying legislation that provides greater clarity for patients, their families, health care providers and health care institutions.
  • Ontario's approach to medical assistance in dying is informed by public consultations, with thousands of Ontarians, health care providers and stakeholders sharing their views through in-person and online consultations.
  • Ontario is investing $155 million over three years to improve community-based palliative and end-of-life care.

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