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Date updated: January 11, 2019




A reminder to RSVP the undersigned to attend.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 2:00pm-3:30pm NST
NLCAHR Boardroom, 95 Bonaventure Avenue, Suite 300, St. John’s, NL ( DIRECTIONS )
If you cannot attend the meeting in person, see Webinar/ Teleconference details below
Coffee and tea will be served.

MAiD in Newfoundland & Labrador: What are we expected to do when a patient requests a hastened death?

Dr. Susan MacDonald will discuss what happens within the Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare context when patients request medical assistance in dying and discuss the recent report to the Federal Government on Advanced Directives in MAID.


How to Join the Webinar from your Home or Office:
You can connect to the video component of the meeting using Adobe Connect software described below but first you should join the audio component using your telephone.

To join the teleconference, use your phone to:
• Dial 1-888-579-9842
• At the prompt, enter the following Participant Code: 24 56 79 67 #
• Press*1 to mute/unmute your phone

Once you have successfully joined the audio-conference, you can join the video component of the meeting. To see the slides, you will need the following:

• A computer with internet access.
• If you have Skype on your computer, it must be closed. Adobe Connect will NOT work if Skype is open.

To participate, please click on the following link:

Adobe Flash Player is required. If it is not already installed on your computer, you will be prompted to install it. The installation takes only a minute and Adobe Flash is a safe download.

Type in your name and click “Enter Room” to join the meeting. No password is required.
RSVP with:

Rochelle Baker, Manager, Communications, Partnerships, and Research Exchange Groups
T 709 777 8990 |

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research
Putting Research in Place for Newfoundland & Labrador
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Dr. Susan MacDonald
In June 2016, the Parliament of Canada passed federal legislation that allows eligible Canadian adults to request medical assistance in dying. Since that time, physicians and nurse practitioners have been able to provide medical assistance in dying. Patients must be fully competent at the time of the procedure. The role of Advance Directives in MAID was not included in the current legislation.

This talk will include information and a discussion about eligibility, informed consent, and where and how MAiD services are provided in this province. It will also discuss the CCA’s international panel’s findings regarding Advance Directives in MAID.

Dr. Susan MacDonald came to NL primarily because she had done an elective here as a medical student and fell in love with the island. When an opportunity to return on a full-time basis arose after her training at Harvard, she jumped at the chance. Memorial has been a supportive environment and has offered her great colleagues, great students and great mentors. Dr. MacDonald holds a BScN and MD from- MacMaster, a CCFP designation from Queen’s University, and training in Palliative Medicine from University of Alberta and from Harvard. Her research interests cover symptom management, the utilization of electronic media, and healthcare provision. She is a spokesperson for palliative care and discusses the subject of Hastened Death in National forums. She is an award-winning educator in the Undergraduate Medical program at Memorial University, as the primary teacher of Palliative Care in all four years. She teaches at the postgraduate level in both Family Medicine as well as Medicine Residency programs. She is involved at a provincial and national level with committees in Palliative care and the College of Family Physicians. Currently she is the President of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians. She is a member of the Board of the NL College of Physicians and Surgeons.


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Categories:  Professional Development    Service Providers

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