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Topic-Specific Open Drop-In Session - "Medical Consultations"
Topic-Specific Open Drop-In Session - "Medical Consultations"

Mon, Nov 18



Topic-Specific Open Drop-In Session - "Medical Consultations"

These 90 minute monthly drop-in sessions provide a supportive environment for individuals to connect with others who understand their experiences. Each session focuses on a specific theme and includes activities designed to promote healing and self-expression.

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST


About the event

Join us for an insightful session focusing on understanding medical consultations for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Explore the role of healthcare professionals, effective communication strategies, and addressing emotional and psychological concerns.

Participants will engage in a virtual story sharing circle to connect on a deeper level by sharing personal experiences related to navigating medical consultations for MAiD.    

Here's how the activity will unfold:

  1. Prepare a quiet and comfortable space for engagement.  
  2. Each participant will have the opportunity to share a brief personal story or experience related to MAiD consultations.  
  3. Practice active listening, empathy, and respectful dialogue during the sharing process.

Activity Worksheet:

Reflection: Reflect on experiences with medical consultations for MAiD, considering moments, challenges, insights, or emotions. 

Story Sharing: Share a brief personal story or experience related to navigating MAiD consultations. 

Listening: Listen actively and show empathy and respect for each speaker's perspective.  

Discussion: Can anyone share their experience or thoughts on a medical consultation they've had about MAiD, or their expectations for such a consultation? How do you believe healthcare professionals can best support patients during medical consultations for MAiD, based on your own experiences or observations.

  • Open to all - including those who are considering/pursuing, supporting someone choosing, grieving a MAiD loss, and/or professionals/volunteers
  • Sessions are facilitated on Zoom by trained volunteer(s)
  • No counselling is provided and participation is voluntary
  • No cost – suggested donation of $5 per person is appreciated


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