After more than 20 years in practice, and in conjunction with a change in federal law, Dr. Green re-focused her work in 2016 on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). She has experienced the work, the people, and their families as extraordinary, and is constantly aware of the deep privilege of being invited into such an intimate time in another person’s life.
Dr. Green is a co-founder and the current President of the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP). She is a co-lead for the Canadian MAiD Curriculum Project. She is a medical advisor to the BC Ministry of Health MAiD oversight committee, a moderator of CAMAP’s national online forum, has provided expert testimony to the Canadian House of Commons and the Senate, and has hosted several national conferences on the topic of assisted dying. Dr. Green enjoys speaking about MAiD to the public, to health care communities, and to a wide range of audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a member of the clinical faculty at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria and has published an internationally bestselling memoir – This Is Assisted Dying – a doctor’s story of empowering patients at the end of life – about her first year of providing this care.