Medical Assistance in Dying (Maid):  What It Is and What It Isn't. - Presenter, Dr. Sandy Buchman

Since 2016 Ontarians have been increasingly choosing to schedule their own deaths through the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) program.   As Bereavement Sector professionals, we must be ready to answer questions, understand how this affects our operations, and respond with accurate and current information.  Join us in conversation with Dr. Sandy Buchman from the Ontario Medical Association who will give us an overview of (MAiD) focusing in on what it is and what it is NOT.  Learn about the evolution of this end-of-life option since legalized in Canada, the current process and procedures for eligibility and the changes that are anticipated for the future.  A must attend event for those who are serving families in advance of need. 

This webinar will feature Dr. Sandy Buchman

Dr. Sandy Buchman is a palliative care physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Palliative Care at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. He is the Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Care and Medical Director of The Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care at North York General. From 2019-2020, he served as President of the Canadian Medical Association and is also a past president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario College of Family Physicians. From 2005-2019, he provided home-based palliative and end-of-life care with the Sinai Health System’s Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and with the Palliative Care and Education for the Homeless (PEACH) Program of Inner City Health Associates in Toronto.  Sandy is a founder and medical lead of a new residential hospice (Neshama Hospice) currently being built in the North York area. He is the 2020 recipient of the W. Victor Johnston Award by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This award recognizes a renowned Canadian or international family medicine leader for continuous and enduring contributions to the specialty of family medicine in Canada or abroad.  He is also the founder of MAIDHouse ( which is an independent facility for the provision of MAID in Toronto – for those that seek an alternative to home or hospital for the procedure. 


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