Judith helps clients talk openly and honestly with family members, friends, and health care providers about health care wishes, and she advocates for patients whose end of life wishes aren’t being honored

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End of Life Choices New York is very fortunate to have Judith Schwarz on our staff.

She is a PhD prepared nurse who is one of the most experienced and highly respected end of life counselors in the country. As part of our mission to improve end of life care, we offer Judith’s counseling services to patients and their families.

Here are a few of the many comments we have received about Judith from those who have used her services:

“Your help has been immeasurable. You are a treasured gift, Ms Schwarz...your coaching was equally stabilizing in getting me, her family, and most importantly, my friend, through this. I cannot imagine navigating this without you. Lucky, indeed, are those who have received and will receive your loving care.  I join countless others who have benefitted directly and indirectly from you.”
“Judy was so helpful to me, my mother and my family relative to my Mom’s terminal illness and end of life issues. She provided invaluable advice and afforded us tremendous guidance, compassion and at the end of the day…she became a very caring friend. I am personally so grateful to Judy and your organization for the support and services you gave our family through Judy.”
 
“Thank you very much for your help in a time of great crisis…We’d especially like to thank Judith Schwarz for her exceptionally poised and perceptive interventions; she was of great comfort to us in a time of need.”
“My friend passed Sunday morning. Her passing was pain-free, very gentle and peaceful thanks in large measure to your expert medical and emotional support.”

A generous grant we received from the Open Society Foundations allows us to offer Judith’s services at no charge to clients. We encourage you to call her at 212-252-2015 or email her at judy@endoflifechoicesny.org if you are in need of counseling or have questions about such topics as advance directives (such as health care proxies, DNRs, or MOLST forms), social service agencies, disease-specific support groups, palliative care, and hospice. We respond to all inquiries from those who contact us with questions about their end of life concerns. Judy works with clients and families either in person or by phone as appropriate.

Judith helps clients talk openly and honestly with family members, friends, and health care providers about health care wishes, and she advocates for patients whose end of life wishes aren’t being honored. She also advocates for patients who many not be getting optimum pain or other symptom management. She can explain the pros and cons of various options so that the client can make an informed decision about them.

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