Responding to Hospital Staff’s Paranormal Experiences Related to a Medical Assistance in Dying Room

  • Olivia Schuman Ethics Quality Improvement Lab, William Osler Health System, Toronto; Department of Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7065-4921
  • Paula Chidwick Ethics Quality Improvement Lab, William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4417-2598
  • Angel Petropanagos Ethics Quality Improvement Lab, William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada
  • Jill Oliver Ethics Quality Improvement Lab, William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9615-989X
  • Marina Salis Ethics Quality Improvement Lab, William Osler Health System, Toronto; Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Gurwinder Gill Health Equity and Inclusion, William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada
  • Sula Kosacky Spiritual Health Therapy, William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada
  • Michelle Miller Burnett Surgical Services, William Osler Health System, Toronto, Canada
Keywords: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), Paranormal Experiences, Ethics, Distress, Interdisciplinary, diversity, clinical staff

Abstract

Staff reported paranormal experiences in connection with the outpatient Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) room at the hospital. This case study reports on staff experiences and illustrates how the Ethics team’s role expanded to deal with this novel situation by facilitating an interdisciplinary response.

Published
2020-07-20
How to Cite
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Schuman O, Chidwick P, Petropanagos A, Oliver J, Salis M, Gill G, Kosacky S, Burnett MM. Responding to Hospital Staff’s Paranormal Experiences Related to a Medical Assistance in Dying Room. Can. J. Bioeth. [Internet]. 2020Jul.20 [cited 2020Oct.24];3(1):172-4. Available from: https://cjb-rcb.ca/index.php/cjb-rcb/article/view/206
Section
Case studies