Approach to Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying
Bruyère Continuing Care offers quality palliative and end-of-life care for patients and families and supports them through their healthcare journey. As a Catholic healthcare organization, we will not provide medical assistance in dying (MAID). However, we will continue to support and care for patients who request MAID.
We will explore the reason(s) for the request and review treatment options to address those reasons. If that is not adequate and one of our patients wishes to proceed with MAID, we will refer the patient to an external care provider who is able to address the request. We will continue to provide compassionate care until the patient can receive care elsewhere.