Watch Dr. Alain Naud’s moving presentation on medical assistance in dying

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Alain Naud Keynote FMF 2017

At his Keynote Address on Friday, November 10th, Dr. Alain Naud provided an intimate look at what medical assistance in dying (MAID) means to both the patient and provider. Dr. Naud, a family physician in Quebec, has worked in palliative care for 31 years and has been a MAID provider since assisted dying was legalized in his province. While emphasizing that a patient’s desire for MAID is not an indictment of palliative services, Dr. Naud explained the value of this treatment option and why he sees it as the ultimate in patient-centred care.