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CNA Webinar Series

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Medical Assistance in Dying: What Nurses Need to Know
Tuesday, November 28, 12-1 p.m. ET

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CNA led the development of the National Nursing Framework on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada [PDF, 1.4 MB]. The main purpose of the framework is to raise awareness with nurses and nurse practitioners (NPs) of recent changes in the law regarding medical assistance in dying (MAID). The framework supports nurses and NPs in their practice as they work with persons considering and receiving MAID. The framework also addresses the needs of families and health-care teams and guides nurses and NPs on ethical issues that may arise.

Join us for this webinar to:

  • Learn more about MAID and the framework
  • Understand nursing’s ethical values and responsibilities around MAID
  • Review specific pathways for nurses and NPs involved in MAID, especially how the new legislation affects nursing practice

Presented by:

Josette Roussel, RN, MSc., M.Ed.
Senior Nurse Advisor, Canadian Nurses Association

Josette Roussel provides leadership in advancing the nursing professionto build a better future for Canadian health care. Her current role as a senior nurse advisor is pivotal to CNA’s work in transforming research findings into evidence-informed nursing policy. Josette was CNA’s lead on the National Nursing Framework on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada. She was also responsible for CNA’s policy and advocacy work on MAID, which resulted in changes to Bill C-14 that recognized and protected the important role of nurses and NPs.


Jennifer Beaveridge, MSN, NP
Nurse Practitioner, Professional Practice Initiatives Lead, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adjunct Professor
(University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Victoria)

Jennifer is the nurse practitioner, professional practice initiatives lead, for Vancouver Coastal Health. She has worked at a primary care clinic in Vancouver caring for vulnerable patients across the lifespan for the past 12 years. Her areas of interest include MAID, transgender health care, homelessness, trafficked and high-risk women, and hematology.

Jennifer is an adjunct professor, lecturing on primary care diseases and conditions, and is a student preceptor. Jennifer is currently working on her doctorate and has master’s and undergraduate degrees in nursing. She was in B.C.’s inaugural class of nurse practitioners in 2005.

Webinar troubleshooting

For questions about the CNA webinar series, contact Leah Menard at lmenard@cna-aiic.ca.