Chapter 4: What’s different about grief after MAiD?

If you weren’t aware the person had MAiD

I've been there
Honor explains about sharing information about her father's death by MAID.(3:22)Video transcript

I didn’t know until much later that she had chosen MAiD. I felt hurt that I wasn’t told. I wish her family knew I would have been okay with it.

You may not have been informed about the assisted death, either before it took place or immediately afterwards. It can feel hurtful if you felt “left out” or on the “outside.” This can decrease your trust in those who you felt excluded you. You might also have feelings of anger or betrayal.

Click on the arrows below for ways you may have felt excluded: 

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What may help

Give yourself and others some time and space.

If you find yourself struggling, consider consulting an experienced grief counsellor or your healthcare provider.