We understand that MAID is a contraversial topic with both legal and ethical implications. However, we believe hospices cannot ignore this issue. Hospices need to be ready to address requests for aid in dying regardless of whether their state has legalized the process or not.

Bill Musick

What Hospice Board Members Should Know About Medical Aid in Dying

Medical Aid in Dying (MAID), also known as physician-assisted suicide or physician aid in dying, is increasingly an available and sought-out option in the United States. At the time of this recording MAID was legal in about 9 states and jurisdictions, and legislation was pending in another 13, most states adjacent to those who already permit MAID.

Bill Musick, President of Integriti3D, talks with Yelena Zatulovsky, Vice President of Patient Experience at AccentCare, to discuss:

  • The need for hospice organizations to know the laws and proposed legislation in the areas it serves.
  • The importance of having a position that is consistent with the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • The need to demonstrate compassion to individuals and organizations that have differing positions
  • The importance of recognizing that patients, family members and staff are likely to have differing personal beliefs.

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