KQED California Report Magazine Podcast: “How to Talk About Death and Dying During a Pandemic”

Click to listen   article by Ariella Markowitz Dr. Jessica Zitter specializes in critical and palliative care medicine and practices at Highland Hospital in Oakland, where she helps people with serious illness talk about how they want to live, all the way to the end. Zitter says those are conversations we all should be having with our loved ones [...]

2020-09-21T19:57:59+00:00September 18th, 2020|

NPR: All Things Considered, “The National Conversation”

Dr. Jessica Zitter, a critical and palliative care specialist takes listener questions about advanced directives that doctors follow in critical situations. Click to listen

2020-06-02T18:54:43+00:00April 22nd, 2020|

KQED: “Palliative Care Doctors Turn to Technology to Help Those Dying Alone”

Click to listen When Dr. Steve Pantilat asks his patients what they want most at the end of life, the answer is almost always the same: To be comfortable and surrounded by people they love. “I've been in rooms where there are 35 family members, people are playing music and holding a vigil, saying prayers and singing,” said Pantilat, [...]

2020-06-02T18:58:23+00:00April 3rd, 2020|

KQED: “What Happens When the Ventilators Run Out?”

Click to listen When Grace Taylor was in her first year of medical school, she took an ethics class with this hypothetical: You have two ventilators and three patients who need them. Who gets one? “I remember thinking that was a classroom situation that would never come up in the real world,” says Taylor, who is now a third-year [...]

2020-06-02T18:59:21+00:00March 25th, 2020|

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|

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|
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