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“Extremis” is a powerful tool for both personal reflection and cultural transformation. Organizations across the country have invited Dr. Zitter to introduce the film and follow the screening with a Q and A. These events invite the audience, whether patients, physicians, families, or healthcare professionals, to take a step back and ask: What do we really want for ourselves, our [...]

2019-10-24T20:09:05+00:00October 24th, 2019|

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Way to the End of Life – Discussion Guide

Extreme Measures: Finding A Better Path to the End of Life is a powerful tool for changing the way we die.  Individuals and organizations across the globe have used the book to take a step back and ask: When death comes, what do we really want for ourselves, our loved ones, and our patients?  It is our hope that [...]

2019-10-19T01:56:20+00:00October 18th, 2019|

Causes of Mortality: Our Perceptions vs. Reality

Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD, Written by Jennifer Thomas and Juli Fraga Source: Healthline "Death, as the old adage goes, is one of only two certainties in life (the second being taxes). But when it comes to what actually kills us, are we really correct in our assumptions? As it turns out, no."(...) Read Full Publication Here [...]

2019-10-29T18:09:15+00:00September 6th, 2019|

Being present: A conversation about humanness through life’s end – MPR News

Source: MPR Listen Here "MPR News’ Cathy Wurzer hosted a discussion in April with an internationally known Buddhist teacher and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care, and Dr. Jessica Zitter, an intensive care physician who specializes in palliative care." (...) Listen To The Audio Here

2019-08-24T05:25:48+00:00August 18th, 2019|

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+00:00August 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00December 22nd, 2018|
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