Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is the term used by the Canadian government for legalized euthanasia or assisted suicide. MAiD became legal in Canada in June 2016. The Catholic Church remains strongly opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide in any form.
MAiD is not to be confused with palliative care. Palliative care is a means of accompanying someone who is extremely vulnerable and significantly (if not entirely) dependent on others for care. It combines pain management with efforts to attend to a patient's psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.