New MAiD Study shows gap in public awareness and institutional support

Californians nearly 16 times less likely than Canadians to choose Medical Aid in Dying

New MAiD Study shows gap in public awareness and institutional support

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 23, 2024 — 

End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) today announced a new study co-authored by EOLCCA Board Director Adrian Byram, illuminating the gap in public awareness and institutional support from healthcare systems in California. Byram and his colleague Peter Reiner, a professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of British Columbia, found only 25% of Californians are aware of their options for MAiD as compared to 67% of Canadians who are aware of their legal right to MAiD.

Read our press release here.
Read the full study published online in Mortality.

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