Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa
Statement on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
January 23, 2017

St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa is a Catholic long-term care home with a proud tradition of providing compassionate, person-centred care. Our holistic approach addresses a resident’s requirements for physical, social, emotional and spiritual support.

As a Catholic organization, St. Patrick’s Home does not provide medical assistance in dying. In response to an expressed request from a resident in our care for medical assistance in dying, we will seek to understand the reason(s) for the request, provide information regarding the full range of end-of-life treatment options, and ensure access to appropriate physical, psychological and spiritual supports. Should our efforts not meet a resident’s needs, St. Patrick’s will continue to provide the resident with high quality, compassionate care pending a safe and timely transfer of care to another provider.

We remain committed to building a trusting relationship with our residents and their families that respects the dignity of each resident during their life at St. Patrick’s.