Critical & Palliative Care Specialist,
Author of Extreme Measures
The 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary short featuring Dr. Zitter and her team in their heart-wrenching work with patients nearing the end of life in the ICU.
In articles for the New York Times and other publications, Dr. Zitter shares an insider’s perspective on the reality of our current medical system and how we can improve it.
FIVE years ago, I taught sex education to my daughter Tessa’s class. Last week, I taught death education to my daughter Sasha’s class. In both cases, I didn’t really want to delegate the task. I wanted my daughters and the other children in the class to know about all of the tricky situations that might await them. I didn’t want anyone mincing words or using euphemisms. Also, there was no one else to do it. And in the case of death ed, no curriculum to do it with. Read more.
Join Dr. Jessica Zitter at events across the country as she speaks on the end-of-life-care movement, and the urgent need to work together to end this public health crisis.
From over 20 years experience as an ICU and Palliative Care Specialist. Dr. Zitter shares key resources for patients and families, healthcare providers, and institutions to gain the insight and skills needed to make end-of-life care the best it can be.EXPLORE RESOURCES