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|

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|

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|

In the Realm of Death and Dreaming – Trailer

Since its origin, humanity has posed the question, ‘what really happens when you die?’ The presumed answers have defined culture, religion and community as we know them. Through a combination of near-death experiences, personal stories and scientific research, the documentary explores whether consciousness survives death, and why it matters when choosing end of life care. The When You Die Project [...]

2018-09-10T21:36:25+00:00September 10th, 2018|

Death Hangout – You Cannot Win Against Death, With Jessica Zitter M.D.

In this episode, we talk with Jessica about how we avoid the conversation about death by hiding behind differences such as religion, culture, and race. She talks about why it is important to speak about death far in advance of being anywhere near it, about the conflict doctors have against the need and desire to keep people alive versus [...]

2018-09-10T21:11:46+00:00September 10th, 2018|

Reimagine – Exploring Racial Inequities in Healthcare at the End of Life

Dr. Zitter and Pastor Kennard explore the great divide between seriously ill African American patients and the healthcare system they come to for support. African Americans have suffered from inequitable treatment, exclusion, and neglect in our nation’s healthcare system. What factors contribute to this discrepancy, and how can we create change? Facilitated by Reverend Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, Executive Director of [...]

2018-09-26T02:58:31+00:00April 18th, 2018|

CBS The Doctors – Are You Ready For End-of-Life Decisions?

By The Doctors, Season 10 Source: The Doctors The end of life is inevitable – and when the time comes, surveys suggest that 80 percent of Americans would prefer to die at home. In spite of this, “60 percent end up dying in a hospital,” says ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. The Netflix documentary “Extremis” looks at the reality of dying in [...]

2018-01-02T18:44:35+00:00July 21st, 2017|