Let’s Embrace a New Kind of Heroism
Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH is a nationally recognized advocate committed to changing the way we care for patients at the end of life. In her twenty years as an ICU physician, she has witnessed the public health crisis of over-mechanized dying–a phenomenon she calls the End-of-Life Conveyor Belt. Now she offers a paradigm that seeks to align medical care with the preferences and values of each patient.
Dr. Zitter speaks regularly at events across the country for a variety of audiences including the general public, physicians and other healthcare providers, medical students, and community organizations. She is also available for virtual presentations through GenieCast.
Through personal narrative and patient stories, Dr. Zitter makes a bold case for transforming our protocol-driven, high-tech medical approach to a collaborative culture where radical honesty and patient-centered decision-making prevail. Dr. Zitter’s presentations guide us into a conversation none of us can afford to ignore.