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New “Ask Judy” article on relocating for MAID – & check out our summer course discount

New Article: Why can’t I simply relocate to access Medical Aid in Dying?

Our new article in the End of Life Options — Conversations with Judy (aka "Ask Judy") series discusses why moving to New Jersey to access medical aid in dying (MAID) is not a realistic option for many terminally ill New Yorkers. Here's an excerpt:

"Some may have heard about MAID and see this as the solution to their problems — a peaceful death that quickly follows self-administration of lethal medication. However, most are unfamiliar with the regulations and safeguards that all states with MAID legislation have established to prevent inappropriate use of this end of life option..."

Click here to read the article.

This article series covers some of the frequently asked questions received by our Clinical Director, Judith (Judy) Schwarz, PhD. To learn more about the series, click here. These articles are published on our Medium page, where you can find articles on a range of topics authored our team and guest writers.

Reminder! End-of-Summer Discount on All Online Courses!

Now through 8/31/22, all of our online courses (including our End of Life Care Community Advocate Training) are 20% off with code SUMMER

Our End of Life Care Community Advocate Training prepares professionals across disciplines to better advocate for the communities they serve when planning for, or navigating, serious illness and the end of life. This course offers formal CEUs for licensed New York social workers and CHES/MCHES, and would be valuable to any profession.

Our other courses for social workers cover a range of topics including grief, palliative care, COVID-19, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking.

To see our course catalog, please visit

Have you visited our virtual film & video library?

We invite you to visit our virtual film & video library, which grants you free access to webinar recordings, short educational videos, and featured documentaries. For example, you can view:
  • Recordings of past Barbara Swartz Lectures, including last year's panel discussion on voluntarily stopping eating & drinking, and the prior year's conversation with Diane Rehm about medical aid in dying
  • Presentations on advance care planning, advance directives, palliative care, hospice, patient rights, and much more!
  • Short educational videos on the Health Care Proxy, living wills, and other advance directives

  • We look forward to continuing to add more content.

    Click here to view the film & video library.

    Thank you for supporting improved and expanded end of life care for all New Yorkers!

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