A Case for MAID: Patient and Clinicians’ Perspectives


The Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality (PFACQ), in partnership with the Division of Quality and Safety, invites you to join in a special panel discussion on Monday, May 9, 2022, about Medical Aid in Dying (MAID).

MAID is now law in several states, including New Jersey. Preparing for meaningful conversations between clinicians, patients, and caregivers is essential. PFACQ will bring together a panel — including a journalist who covers MAID, two clinicians, and a patient — to discuss the importance of navigating these critical conversations and supporting patients and caregivers through end-of-life decisions.

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This event is co-sponsored by MSK’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality (PFACQ) and the Division of Quality and Safety.


  • Tom Graham, PFACQ Co-Chair
  • Johanna Schoen, PFACQ Co-Chair


  • Katie Engelhart, author of The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die
  • Deborah Pasik, physician in New Jersey and founder of nonprofit New Jersey Death With Dignity
  • Sree Bhavani Chalasani, medical oncologist, MSK Basking Ridge
  • Tarlise Townsend, PFACQ Member