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How can I (better) advocate for myself in medical situations?

New Article: How can I (better) advocate for myself in medical situations?

Our new article in the End of Life Options — Conversations with Judy (aka "Ask Judy") series provides practical guidance on how to be a better advocate for ourselves as patients.

Here's an excerpt:

"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..."

Click here to read the article.

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Imagining New York After Medical Aid in Dying Legalization

October 27, 2022, 6:00pm-7:30pm Eastern
Via Zoom
Early bird fee (until 9/30): $25
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.

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