At the Intersection of Quantity and Quality

Miracles Don’t Come Cheap

  • October 21st, 2015

Posted 10/21/2015 on The New York Times – Opinionator
As I rushed through the hospital lobby on my way to the intensive care unit, I saw the palliative care team speaking to a young woman in a wheelchair. She was beautiful, her cheeks full and round, her mouth in a constant soft smile as she spoke. She sat regally in her […]

Why leave all patient-centered care to the palliative care docs?

  • October 8th, 2015

I am concerned that by making palliative care the only game in town for patient centeredness we are not integrating its key principles into the rest of medicine.

I propose a new society, the American Society for Patient- Centered Physicians (ASPCP). Its purpose would be to bring together physicians of all specialties whose treatment philosophy prioritizes patient-specific rather than specialty- […]

All That Glitters… Lecture Now Available

  • October 2nd, 2015

View Dr. Zitter’s lecture All That Glitters… and see why ICU doctors are more likely to insert catheters than to talk to their patients. The lecture is available through the International Palliative Care Network Conference 2015 Lecture Series. Registration to the virtual conference is free.