Bereavement group for MAiD

Having a family member or close friend choose medical assistance in dying (MAiD) may leave behind those experiencing a wide range of emotions and mixed feelings. Some may feel isolated, stigmatized or carrying judgment and possibly existential or moral distress about the choice a loved one made. Others may seek a safe place to express feelings of relief because the recipient’s suffering is over. And some may be experiencing the human loss and grief we each experience at the death of a loved one.

Island Health recognizes that bereavement support for family and friends of recipients of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) is an integral part of supporting whole patient care for the extended family unit.

To help address some of these emotional and existential needs, we are offering a bi-weekly bereavement group specifically for family and friends of MAiD recipients in the Victoria area. This will be a judgment free, safe, compassionate environment to share and express your feelings and emotions. This group is founded on a supportive culture of end-of-life dignity and freedom of choice. 

This group will meet on the First and Third Thursday of the month 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Victoria Health Unit at 1947 Cook St. There is no charge for this group.  For further information please contact Oceanna Hall, SHP M.Ed M.Div. RCH CASC Clinical Specialist  250-886-1077 

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MAiD Bereavement: A Guide for Patients & Families


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Oceanna Hall


Clinical Specialist 


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Victoria Health Unit

1947 Cook St

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First and third Thursday of the month 3 - 4:30 p.m.

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