Canadian MAiD Curriculum Topic Areas

This curriculum includes the following seven modules, developed by working groups made up of MAiD experts representing diverse geography and disciplines:


(1) Foundations of MAiD in Canada: An online, self-study module which includes an introduction to the major milestones in the development of MAiD law in Canada, an ethics primer, and the federal and provincial processes with respect to MAiD.


(2) Clinical Conversations: An online, self-study module on how to respond to initial inquiries from patients about MAiD including discussion of end-of-life planning and goals of care treatment options.


(3) How to do a MAiD Assessment: Asynchronous and synchronous modules with a systematic approach to core MAiD assessments, attending to medico-legal requirements in national and regional guidelines.


(4) Assessing Capacity and Vulnerability: Asynchronous and Synchronous modules provide a deeper exploration of capacity considerations and psychosocial vulnerabilities in MAiD assessments.


(5) Providing MAiD: Asynchronous and synchronous modules aimed to develop skills and best practices in the provision of MAiD.


(6) Navigating Complex Cases with Confidence: Asynchronous and synchronous modules exploring complex case-based MAiD assessments and provisions.


(7) MAiD & Mental Disorders: Asynchronous and synchronous modules to explore the main clinical practice considerations involved in MAiD for persons with mental disorders.