Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – National Perspective
March 30, 2017
01:00 PM EDT
Summary of Presentation
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) has been weighing heavily on the minds of social workers across Canada since Bill C-14 was given royal assent on June 17, 2016. With MAiD now a legal reality for Canadians, it can sometimes feel that there are more questions than answers. This presentation will not provide all the answers, but rather address the following learning objectives:
- Provide a broad overview of how federal Maid law impacts social workers
- Address CASW’s involvement in the development of MAiD legislation.
- Provide an overview of what provincial social work regulatory bodies have released on MAiD
- Direct social workers to sources for more information
- Provide opportunity to ask questions; there will be a short Q&A period at the conclusion of the presentation.
As the national professional association, CASW's role extends to advocacy on the federal level for the inclusion and protection of the social work profession in regards to the emerging legislation.
CASW is not a regulatory body and does offer practice guidelines specific to MAiD. For specific information, consult your provincial regulatory body and your employer’s guidelines.
Speaker InformationSally Guy, BSW, MA, RSW
CASW Director of Policy and Strategy
As the Director for Policy and Strategy, Ms. Guy is responsible for providing leadership for CASW in government relations, policy research and analysis, and communications. In this capacity Ms. Guy led CASW’s efforts to influence Bill C-14. She is honoured to work nationally to promote and strengthen our profession.
She holds a BSW from St. Thomas University, a BAH in Literature and Linguistics from Queen's University, and a MA in English Language and Literature from Queen's University.