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Member, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Steering Committee

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region

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Volunteer Opportunity
Medical assistance in dying (MAiD) is an end-of-life care service that is available across Canada. Interior Health supports the coordination of this service through its MAiD Coordination Centre (MCC). Over the past six years, Interior Health has had a MAiD Steering Committee to support the evolving legislation and high quality care for this service for individuals who are requesting a medically assisted death, health care providers who are involved in MAiD and other staff who assist in the settings where medically assisted deaths take place, i.e. private homes, long-term care homes, hospitals, hospices and other settings.

The MAiD Steering Committee is made up of internal and external partners and is currently seeking two Patient Voices Network representatives to contribute towards ensuring that our strategic priorities are framed upon a person-centered approach to care.

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Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health – Palliative Care and End of Life Services

Aim
We are inviting two patient voices on our MAiD Steering Committee to ensure we are making decisions and considering future directions of this end-of-life care service in Interior Health that incorporates the ideas and concerns of individuals and families.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Eligibility
Experience as a family member or friend of a person who has sought and/or received a medically assisted death within the Interior Health region.
Note: Palliative and end of life care can be a sensitive topic and can trigger emotions. Please ensure you have a support system in place, if needed.

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 2
• Format: The MAiD Steering Committee meets virtually, on a quarterly basis, for 1.5 hours (next meeting is Dec 2nd). Members join the meeting via Microsoft Teams and/or telephone. We are a virtual team with members from all across Interior Health. Orientation to the MAiD Steering Committee will be provided by a member(s) of the Regional Palliative Care and End of Life Services team.
• Commitment: 1 year term with option to extend.

Reimbursement
Expenses will not be incurred for this committee.

Background
Medical assistance in dying (MAiD) is an end of life care service that is available across Canada. Interior Health supports the coordination of this service through its MAiD Coordination Centre (MCC). Over the past 6 years, Interior Health has had a MAiD Steering Committee to support the evolving legislation and high quality care for this service for individuals who are requesting a medically assisted death, health care providers who are involved in MAiD, and other staff who assist in the settings where medically assisted deaths take place, i.e. private homes, long-term care homes, hospitals, hospices and other settings.

The MAiD Steering Committee is made up of internal and external partners and is currently seeking two Patient Voices Network representatives to contribute towards ensuring that our strategic priorities are framed upon a person-centered approach to care.

Further information can be found on our Interior Health public MAiD webpage.

Additional members of the committee are:
• Clinical Operations and Network Leads from Primary Care, Home Health, Cancer Care, Allied Health, Acute, Hospice and Long-term Care
• Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners
• Palliative Care and End of Life Services Team, MAiD Coordination Centre, Regional Medical Directors
• Program Leads from Quality Improvement, Strategic Information, and Communications.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

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