The Nocturnists podcast: “Emily in Conversation with Dr. Jessica Zitter”

More and more Americans are choosing to die at home in the care of a loved one. But who takes care of the caregiver? In this episode, Emily talks to Jessica Zitter, a critical care and palliative care medicine doctor who also makes her directorial debut with the short film Caregiver: a love story. Hosted by Emily Silverman. Produced by [...]

2021-02-09T16:32:37+00:00February 9th, 2021|

GeriPal Podcast interview “Caregivers with Jessica Zitter”

Click to listen Many of us in geriatrics and palliative care assume that we are the experts in health care when it comes to understanding the caregiver experience.  Every once in a while, we are humbled and reminded of what we don’t know. Jessica Zitter had such an experience.  Jessica, as many of you know, is an award winning [...]

2021-02-06T00:54:28+00:00January 7th, 2021|

The Commonwealth Club of California: Discussion of “Caregiver: A Love Story”

Click to watch DR. JESSICA ZITTER: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION, "CAREGIVER: A LOVE STORY" Dr. Jessica Zitter is a national advocate for transforming the way people die in America. She is Harvard- and UCSF-trained to practice the unusual combination of critical and palliative care medicine and works as an attending physician at a public hospital in Oakland. Join us [...]

2021-02-06T00:45:11+00:00January 5th, 2021|

KQED Forum: Caregivers Shoulder Increased Burdens During Pandemic

Hosted by Mina Kim About one fifth of adults in the U.S are taking care of a family member or friend who needs help.  The unpaid work of caring for loved ones who are aging, sick or disabled is often rewarding but it can also be exhausting, stressful and it can take a toll on the caregiver’s mental health.  These [...]

2021-02-06T00:38:17+00:00January 4th, 2021|

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|
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