The material in this reflective guide was developed from interviews with registered nurses and nurse practitioners from across Canada. We are grateful to them for sharing their experiences and wisdom with us. However, it is important to remember that the experiences of the nurses in this group may not adequately reflect the diversity of nurses’ experiences. Yours may be different. Further, though we interviewed nurses, the experiences described in this guide may be common to other healthcare providers.
YOU CAN WORK THROUGH THIS REFLECTIVE GUIDE ON YOUR OWN OR IN A GROUP.
If you choose to work in a group it is important to ensure an engaging space for all participants, irrespective of their beliefs about whether MAID is a morally justified option. You may want to establish some “rules of engagement” at the outset to ensure everyone’s voices are heard and valued.
You do not need to do the whole reflective guide at once. The guide is divided into five sections and so you can complete each section as your time and energy allows. The progress bar at the bottom will help you to map your progression through the guide.
THROUGHOUT THIS REFLECTIVE GUIDE YOU WILL BE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN WRITING. You will be given the option of either keeping these reflections private or sharing them with us so that they can help inform further education. *It is your choice and we will respect your privacy.
Please note that this reflective guide was not designed to instruct you about the MAID legislation or the specific policies to guide your practice. To be competent to provide care you will need to familiarize yourself with the MAID legislation, your healthcare region policies, and your professional standards.