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What Will I Learn?

Foundations of MAiD

 

Aim: This session will equip participants with foundational knowledge and skills to begin conversations about MAiD and offer informed psychosocial support to individuals pursuing MAiD and their people.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the 2 day-session, participants will be able to:

    • Explain the history of MAiD legislation in Canada, eligibility, and application process and how it operationalized in different jurisdictions.

    • Identify ethical considerations for professionals supporting people pursuing MAiD.

    • Identify ways to engage clients in conversations about MAiD that support non-coercion and responsibilities of care.

    • Identify psychosocial aspects of the MAiD experience for people pursuing MAiD, their supporters, and people grieving a MAiD death.

    • Identify opportunities and activities to help individuals and families prepare for MAiD and navigate grief bereavement using a person-centred approach.

    • Complete a MAiD psychosocial assessment using a practice support tool.

    • Use several psychosocial and somatic coping strategies to support clients, and practitioner self-care for professionals and volunteers experiencing grief from client death.

    • Identify sources for MAiD information and resources for clients including Bridge C-14 supports.

An Exploration of Spirituality and MAiD

 

Aim:

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the 2 hour session, participants will be able to:

    • Explain how Spirituality and MAiD interface.

    • Identify ways to support clients who are challenged by MAiD based on faith, religion or spiritual beliefs.

    • Discuss why spirituality is important to include in holistic person centred care/ethical obligations to address spirituality.

    • Provide approaches to supporting family conflict re MAiD and faith.

    • Identify approaches to facilitating a conversation about what happens after death as a vehicle for spiritual exploration and information to inform MAiD journey rituals/activities.

    • Explore the impact of secrecy and spiritual life, and how to approach conversations.

TBD (?Sharing Our Story - The Power of Digital Stories and MAiD)

 

Aim: This session will 

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the 2 hour session, participants will be able to:

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Perspectives on Grief and MAiD in Asian Cultures

 

Aim:

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the 2 hour session, participants will be able to:

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Practitioner Beliefs and Professional Ethics - A Community Conversation

 

Aim: This session will explore the changing MAiD landscape and support participants to define their personal and professional ethic of care for supporting people through the MAiD journey. This session will be informed by the learnings and experiences of Bridge C-14 President & CEO, Lauren Clark, MSW, RSW, The Ottawa Hospital.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of this 2 hour session, participants will be able to:

    • Demonstrate awareness of their personal beliefs and perspectives on MAiD.

    • Identify supporting and dissenting views and implications of the evolving MAiD legislation.

    • Explore ethical obligations for care throughout the MAiD journey.

    • Identify the role counsellors, social workers and other professionals may have through the MAiD journey and how they would like to engage.

Integrating Meaning Centred Group Therapy for People Pursuing MAiD

 

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Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the 2 hour session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe how Meaning Centred Groupy Therapy can be used with people pursuing MAiD.

Children and MAiD - Facilitating Child-Friendly Engagement in the MAiD Journey

Aim: This session will prepare participants to engage children in their person’s MAiD with attention to developmental needs and family culture and beliefs. This session will be informed by Chelsea’s personal and professional experiences of supporting children through MAiD including stories and reflections from teen advocate, Murien.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of this 2 hour session, participants will be able to:

    • Identify children’s core psychosocial needs regarding MAiD, anticipatory grief, and bereavement.

    • Describe MAiD in child-friendly language.

    • Identify strategies to enable parents/caregivers to be grief facilitators including opportunities to build continuing bonds,grief rituals, and ways to engage children in the MAiD event.

    • Identify a range of resources including children’s books, websites, podcasts, and webinars to support child and adult MAiD psychoeducation.

Grief and Loss Essentials - Navigating Grief as Caring Professionals and Volunteers

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Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the 2 hour session, participants will be able to: 

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Seeing it Unfold - Choreographing the Day, Case Studies and Role Plays

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Learning Outcomes:

  • By the end of the 3 hour session, participants will be able to: 

    • Explain the MAiD process and typical flow of the medical event in gentle language.

    • Identify psychosocial needs of person accessing MAiD and their supporters leading up to and on the MAiD day. 

    • Identify approaches to managing conflicting views and difficult conversations with individuals and their people.

    • Share coping strategies for creating a brave container for experiencing the emotions of the day

    • Identify process for facilitating a MAiD planning conversation with individuals and families using a MAiD visualization activity.

    • Identify ideas for activities, rituals, and pragmatic needs including saying good-bye, after death body care options, and grief bereavement.

Closing Celebration

Join event organizers, presenters, and participants to celebrate our learnings and deepen connections within the MAiD community in Canada. Participate in a closing ritual to honour your engagement with this complex topic and resource you as you step forward with confidence and self-compassion into your role supporting people touched by MAiD.

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