"Patients need to adequately prepare themselves to be “successful” during an appointment with their doctors. Successful preparation begins at home before the appointment occurs. Start by making a list of all the concerns you have regarding your current illness(es) and your questions, wishes, and/or hopes for treatment..."
Medical aid in dying (MAID) is expected to become legal in New York within the next few years. Once this becomes legal, terminally ill patients who have decision-making capacity can request for a doctor to prescribe a life-ending medication which the patient must self-administer, if they choose to do so, to have a peaceful death. As we look toward our future, it is time to imagine and prepare for a New York after MAID legalization.
Join us as we hear from expert panelists in California —including Lonny Shavelson, MD, a prominent end of life physician; Lori Goldwyn an end of life doula; and Bradley Berman, a filmmaker who documented his close friend's journey with cancer who utilized MAID — to explore what we can expect, what we should do to prepare, and what we can hope for once MAID becomes legal in New York.