Advocating Quality of Life

Netflix Premieres First Original Short Documentary – Extremis, featuring Jessica Nutik Zitter, in September

  • May 8th, 2016

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, announced its first original short documentary Extremis, which features Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, will debut globally in September. Extremis premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 17th, followed by a screening at the San Francisco International Film Festival on Saturday, April 23rd. Read the full Netflix Press Release.



Generalist vs Specialty Palliative Care

  • April 28th, 2016

Posted on the Cancer Knowledge Network on April 28, 2016

I recently came across a paper written by Dr. Jessica Zitter in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, where she proposes creating 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-specific approaches.”

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In the Hospital, Resisting the Urge to Do More

The New York Times WELL blog | April 14, 2016

There was absolutely no way around it. She was dying. I gave her a few hours at best, with maximum pedal to the metal intensive medical care. Paramedics had picked up this homeless woman after she collapsed under a bridge in Oakland, Calif. Her heart had completely stopped. She had […]