The following services are available at UHN to support you and your loved ones in the process of Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID).
A bioethicist is someone who supports patients and family members dealing with ethical issues in a patient's care. For UHN patients, you can request a confidential consultation (private meeting) with a member of the Bioethics team to discuss ethical issues about MAID. This can be done by calling the Director of Bioethics at 416 340 4800 ext. 8607.
Bioethics Program at UHN
The Palliative Care Program at UHN will work with patients and their families to meet your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. These may include: pain relief, symptom management, emotional support, setting up available services at your home, and future planning. You can ask your health team about palliative care services at UHN.
Learn more about Palliative Care at UHN.
The following resources provide support for families and caregivers dealing with grief, bereavement and loss.
This website, built by Canadian Virtual Hospice, can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. MyGrief.ca has been developed by a team of national and international grief experts, together with people who have experienced significant loss in their own lives. It is not meant to replace professional counselling or other health care services.
The following are organizations outside of UHN that provide support to MAID-related services.
If you would like to seek MAID outside of UHN, this is group of physicians based in the Toronto area who are willing to assess patients for eligibility for MAID, and can provide MAID services for patients who are eligible.
MAID in the GTA Website
This is a national organization that advocates for patients' choice in end of life care. They offer personal support to those who are facing difficult end of life decisions.