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Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and Social Work

November 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Monday, November 11, 2019
Social Work Building, Room 720
No registration required


A discussion on the provision of MAID at UHN on the challenges and complexities in the evolving delivery of this service. Focus will include highlighting the key areas where Social Work’s provision of care may align with MAID and reflect on personal values versus professional obligations.


Facilitated by Karen Martin, MSW RSW, Chief Practice Information Officer (CPIO) & Senior Director Health Professions & Practice Innovation for Collaborative Academic Practice University Health Network (UHN).

As Senior Director, Health Professions and Practice Innovation within UHN’s Collaborative Academic Practice (CAP) Portfolio, Karen provides strategic direction for 16 health professions across the organization. Through her leadership of the Director of Practice-Based Education and the Directors of Professional Practice, Karen is responsible for creating and executing a clinical practice transformation mandate focused on best practice standardization and implementation across all of UHN’s Hospital locations: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Within CAP, Karen also holds organizational responsibility for the Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation portfolio which builds, supports and sustains research and innovation capacity for health care practitioners at UHN. Additionally Karen maintains operational accountabilities for a number of corporate services at UHN and leads CAP’s Strategy and Transformation team in the provision of strategic planning.


November 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
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