The right to self-determination, death and dying: A global issue
October 21st at 1 pm Fordham University (in-person) 113 West 60th Street, room 602 All are welcome! No registration required (Free)
“How do U.S. states regard Medical Aid in Dying (MAID)?” Cory H. Morris is an author, legal columnist, and social justice attorney for over a decade. David C. Leven, JD, is Executive Director Emeritus of End of Life Choices New York. Here, they will discuss their pioneering work on the growing global debate on MAID.
This session is hosted by the Fordham Law-Psychology seminar and Psi Chi, in cooperation with SPSSI-NY, Manhattan Psychological Association and NYSPA Division of Forensic Psychology.
Medical aid in dying (MAID) is expected to become legal in New York within the next few years. Once it 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 and use of 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.