Bridge C-14 Educational Series - Registration

Join us live on Zoom:

 

Thursdays

November 24 to December 15, 2022

7-9:30pm EST | 4-6:30pm PST

 

** Registration closes November 22 **

About:

The impact of the decision to pursue Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) has a ripple effect that extends beyond the death itself, for the individual, their family, community and healthcare team.

Addressing the everyday issues and complex needs of all individuals touched by MAiD is essential. Although every effort is made to alleviate the impact of psychosocial issues in advance, the remain an inherent part of the MAiD journey. These issues can range in severity and in their impact on the facilitation of MAiD, as well as the ability for loved ones to manage their grief following the death. Exploring and mitigating these feelings may enhance the overall experience for individuals who have an experience with MAiD. As many find that the grief process with MAiD is very different from other losses they have experienced, coming to terms with this type of loss involves learning new ways to find meaning in the loss experience, putting this into perspective and working through the grief.

This introductory course will seek to enhance participants’ knowledge and skill-base when engaging individuals and their support networks in navigating the MAiD journey. Intermixed with ‘real life stories’, it will provide you with an overview of MAiD, information on the psychosocial aspects impacting the decision to request (and access) MAiD, particularly the grief and bereavement process, and highlight ways that we can mitigate the challenges of supporting individuals through MAiD.

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Course Fees:

$275 before November 1, 2022

$375 after November 2, 2022

Payment:

Payment can be made in the form of a donation: https://www.bridgec14.org/donate

Once payment has been received, you will receive a package of information, including Zoom links.

 

Should you have any concerns about covering the cost for the Series, let us know.

  • Are you looking to improve your knowledge and skills around Medical Assistance in Dying?

  • Would you like to learn more about the history and process to access assisted dying in Canada, as well as psychosocial and grief-related issues and ways to support those who are touched by MAiD?

What People Are Saying:

"As a Social Service Worker student working in end-of-life care ... I found the course to not only be comprehensive in its scope of understanding Medical Assistance in Dying, but found the topic around the nuance’s of the assessment criteria helped me with the wider implications of the recent Bill C-7 changes to the law, and its psychosocial impacts on the applicants and families. I also really appreciated how Lauren welcomed discussion from all the attendees, who came with different viewpoints and cultural lenses. It created a safe environment for students to not only learn from Lauren herself, but also from each other. I would highly recommend Lauren’s educational sessions on MAiD to anyone who wants to become more informed on Medical Assistance in Dying within Canada, and learn how to better support the community, and become an ally to the individuals seeking the provision."

"Lauren Clark was the instructor of a MAiD course I recently attended ... Lauren’s passion for the subject is palpable and easily keeps one engaged. She is a fabulous educator who is in tune with and inclusive of the attendees.  Her openness makes her approachable, which is necessary in what can be a delicate subject for some. The presentation materials were well thought out, organized and rich in content.  Lauren provides an overall outstanding learning experience."