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Simulation #247 Dr. Jessica Zitter – Humanizing Healthcare

Dr. Jessica Zitter is a ICU & Palliative care physician at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. She is the Author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, and featured in the Oscar nominated short documentary called Extremis (Netflix). Her mission is to humanize the experience of dying in our medical system, both by changing [...]

2018-12-22T21:13:13+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|

Teaching about death

By Rebeca Kuropatwa Source: Next Avenue "Dr. Jessica Zitter, who works as an attending physician at a public hospital in Oakland, Calif., struggled with her job’s protocols for years. Until the day a nurse opened her eyes to the possibility that there was a better way, one that involved more compassion in the treatment of patients."(...) Read Full Publication Here [...]

2018-12-04T04:33:58+00:00 December 4th, 2018|

End-of-Life Conversations Can Bring You and Loved Ones Closer

By Lisa Fields Source: Next Avenue "Before his mother, Dee Dee, died from emphysema in 2009, Larry Sernovitz spent a lot of time at her bedside, keeping her company. Toward the last few days of Dee Dee’s life, she wasn’t very responsive, so her son didn’t expect to connect with her meaningfully anymore. During one of [...]

2018-12-01T21:38:01+00:00 December 1st, 2018|

A Good End

Source: A Good End Listen To The Audio Here This brilliant podcast features Dr. Jessica Zitter in episodes 1, 3, 4, and 6. Join us for an honest discussion on Judaism and death and dying in the 21st century. (...) Listen To The Audio Here

2018-10-28T23:59:32+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|

How Storytelling Can Help Young Doctors Become More Resilient

Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH Harvard Business Review I recently stood in front of a group of emergency room residents at my hospital and asked an unusual question. “Has any of you ever judged your attending physician for not trying hard enough to save a patient’s life?” Then I looked around the room. But like every time I’d given [...]

2018-10-17T02:13:37+00:00 October 17th, 2018|

Undiscovered – The Magic Machine

By Annie Minoff and Elah Feder Source: WYNC Studios Listen To The Audio Here As a critical care doctor, Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to more patient suffering. It’s left her distrustful of flashy medical [...]

2018-09-26T03:48:49+00:00 September 26th, 2018|
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