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Hard Cases: Locked-In & Shut Out

Dr. Jessica Zitter LinkedIn Healthcare Channel - Hard Cases The woman was 47 years old and had suffered a devastating stroke three and a half weeks prior. It was the type of stroke which hit the nether regions of the brain, deep in the white matter, where the mysteries of consciousness, speech, and movement lie intertwined. Through a [...]

2018-02-21T19:28:06+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

5 Things I’ve Learned from Caring for the Dying

Dr. Jessica Zitter LinkedIn Healthcare Channel I have been a critical care physician for over twenty years. Over that time, I have cared for thousands of patients.  Some I have saved, and celebrated as they left the hospital to resume their lives. Others have died, as one would expect with patients suffering from serious illness. But too many [...]

2018-01-11T21:35:08+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

When Grief Gets Complicated

Dr. Jessica Zitter Psychology Today Linda was a friend of a friend. As a doctor who practices both critical and palliative care medicine, I am frequently invited into the lives of people I may not know by desperate loved ones. I never met Linda in person, only through an impressive email journal her husband John wrote during the ordeal of her [...]

2018-01-11T21:22:56+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

Go Wish

Go Wish gives you an easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important to you. In their own words: "The cards help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness. Playing the game with your relatives or best friends can [...]

2017-11-16T18:16:20+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Prepare For Your Care

Prepare for Your Care grew out of a desire to help make medical decision making easier for people and caregivers. In their own words, "It is the result of ongoing research, collaboration, and generous funding. Their website utilizes videos of people thinking about their EOL preferences to walk you through the steps of choosing a surrogate decision maker, determining [...]

2017-11-16T18:16:44+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Ariadne Labs

"Ariadne Labs focuses on the most critical moments in people’s lives: childbirth, surgery, and serious illness care. Our mission is to create scalable health care solutions that deliver better care at the most critical moments in people’s lives, everywhere. These solutions or tools are simple, practical and designed to have global impact. Our vision is to ease suffering, optimize [...]

2017-10-24T01:03:07+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

Lown Institute

In their own words, "We seek to catalyze a grassroots movement for transforming health care systems and improving the health of communities. Our strategy is to build a grassroots social movement representing an alliance of health professionals, religious and community groups, and the general public. This movement’s goal: to advocate for a transformation of the health care system and [...]

2017-10-24T00:57:34+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

Vital Talk

In their own words, "We know and believe that effective, empathic, and honest conversations between a clinician, patient, and their family are the cornerstones of patient-centered care. Our community of accomplished VitalTalk faculty is comprised of clinicians who practice what they teach. Our verbal tools empower clinicians to communicate about serious illnesses empathetically and effectively, enabling them to feel [...]

2017-10-24T00:31:35+00:00 October 24th, 2017|
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