Judith Schwarz has been the Clinical Director of End of Life Choices NY (EOLCNY), formerly Compassion and Choices of NY, since 2002. EOLCNY (www.endoflifechoicesny.org) is a not-for-profit that provides information, advocacy and support to incurably and terminally ill patients and their families at no charge. Its mission is to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Dr. Schwarz works to facilitate choices and decisions that reflect patients’ wishes and long held values. An expert on ethical and professional issues related to patient self-determination and informed end of life decision-making, she has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed professional journals. She is a nationally recognized expert on the option of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) as a means for capacitated and suffering patients to control the circumstances and timing of death. She invites those with clinical questions to contact her at (212) 252-2015 or Judy@endoflifechoicesny.org.