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Bringing Up MAID in Canada

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On January 11, join the Dying With Dignity Canada team, Caroline Variath and Dr. Tanja Daws to learn about the topic of bringing up MAID in Canada — completely free of charge.


Caroline Variath is a PhD candidate in nursing with a collaborative specialization in bioethics at the University of Toronto. Currently, she is a professor of nursing at Humber College. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in acute and critical care settings. She has also been a part of medical assistance in dying team and palliative care teams. The challenges she encountered in practice with end-of-life care, especially while caring for those who are unable to make their own decisions, prompted her research interests. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on experiences with the loss of capacity to consent and access to medical assistance in dying in Canada. Through her work, she aims to improve end-of-life care planning and the experiences of patients, their family members and healthcare providers with death. 

Dr. Tanja Daws is a family physician in the Comox Valley, BC. She graduated from The University of Pretoria, South Africa and relocated to Canada in 2009. She was one of the first MAID providers in BC and a founding member of The Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers (CAMAP). She is a clinical instructor in Family Medicine at UBC.

*If you can’t attend on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 a recording will be posted on our website and emailed to all registrants. However, only those who attend the webinar live on January 11 will have the opportunity to ask questions of our speakers. If you have questions, you are also welcome to send them in ahead of time via the webinar registration.


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