Medical Aid in Dying Special Bereavement Group July 2024

Navigating Grief After Medical Aid in Dying

Medical Aid in Dying Special Bereavement Group July 2024

This is the first in a series of four ZOOM sessions held every other week. The series may be repeated at additional times throughout the year – see contact info below.

Are you grieving for a loved one who used medical aid in dying, or know someone who is? Our private group will provide a safe, secure space to explore, receive support, and hopefully resolve the special issues that medical aid in dying can bring up as you grieve your loss.  In coordination with EOLCCA, the Bereavement Group is compassionately and expertly facilitated by Jim Reiser, LMFT.  Jim is the Bereavement Coordinator of Hospice of the North Coast. He holds an MFT from Chapman University and BA in psychology from CSUSM, and has been doing this caring work for 11 years.
There is no charge to attend these group sessions. If you have any questions or would like to participate, we ask you to email Lynne Calkins at, or call EOLCCA at 760.636.8009 and ask Lynne to contact you.
For further reading about medical aid in dying, click here to read one of our blogs on this subject.

Our Mission

End of Life Choices California’s mission is to provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.  Relevant topics include Advance Care Planning; the California End of Life Option Act (ELOA)eligibility requirements for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); and Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)–a legal option in all 50 states. Our volunteers are very knowledgeable about both hospice and palliative care and can explain the differences between the two services.

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