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I’m an ICU nurse. I know I need an end-of-life directive. So why can’t I bring myself to write it?

By Andrea Useem Source: The Washington Post "I of all people should know how to do this. As an ICU nurse, I see every day how agonizing it is for families to make end-of-life care decisions for loved ones who have not made their wishes clearly known. I know what I want. I know what the legal options are. [...]

2019-08-13T02:26:49+00:00 August 12th, 2019|

Changing the Culture of Dying with Jessica Zitter – Beyond Belief with George Noory

Many doctors are trained to do everything in their power to save the lives of their patients. But what if this is doing more harm than good? Dr. Jessica Zitter offers us a new way to rethink end of life care that looks beyond physical suffering to include healing emotions and spirit. By offering four things we can do to [...]

2019-04-30T01:03:14+00:00 April 24th, 2019|

Jessica Zitter: The Reality of What’s Valued in Medicine vs. How We Value Ourselves – Fei’s World Podcast

Source: Fei's World Listen Here "This conversation goes beyond palliative care as we dove into the pressure and resistance of choosing a path that isn’t quite typical for a doctor. Here’s what I mean by a different path - Jessica’s now a public figure, influencer AND a working doctor. We warmed up to this question: “How have you [...]

2019-04-30T01:16:58+00:00 April 19th, 2019|

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|
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