Information on medical assistance in dying
Covenant Health policy on medical assistance in dying (MAID)
Covenant Health will support persons in our care who seek more information regarding options, including palliative and hospice care, but will not participate in or provide medical assistance in dying.
Extensive stakeholder input has informed the most current version of our official Covenant Health policy, Responding to Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying. The policy is consistent with the Health Ethics Guide, our foundational ethics resource, and informed by our clinical experience and Catholic moral tradition and teaching.
ResourcesA Catholic Perspective on Health Decisions and Care at the End of Life Alberta Health Services: Medical assistance in dying Catholic Health Response to Medical Assistance in Dying: Q & A College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta: Conscientious objection College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta: Informed consent College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta: Medical assistance in dying Covenant Health Response to Medical Assistance in Dying Ethics Made Real: Debunking the myths about Catholic Hospitals in response to M… Faith-based care and medical assistance in dying Government of Canada
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