Caregivers Group To Hear About Aid In Dying Law

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The United Way of Northern New Jersey‘s next Caregivers Coalition meeting will be on Tuesday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Verona Community Center. This month’s presentation will be on “Physician Aid in Dying” and will feature Dr. Jay Lippman, hospice medical director at Bayada Hospice. Dr. Lippman is board-certified in internal medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine and has been in practice for over 35 years.

On April 12, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, which allows physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients to end their lives. It was temporarily halted by two legal challenges but reinstated in August.

The United Way Caregivers Coalition provides free seminars to help unpaid caregivers get information and the support they need in their caregiving role. The Coalition brings together caregivers, medical professionals, social service agencies, businesses, and other community groups to support unpaid family caregivers in suburban Essex County.

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The presentation is free. For more information on the program and the Caregivers Coalition, call 973-993-1160, extension 209.

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