Location: Oakland, CA
| Date: April 17, 2018 |
On April 17 and 18, Dr. Jessica Zitter and Pastor Corey Kennard will co-present a two-part program on racial disparities and spirituality in end-of-life care as part of the popular Reimagine event series in the San Francisco Bay Area, which aims to to amplify the end-of-life conversation.
In Part 1 of this series, we will take a look at the intersection of faith and medicine at the end of life. How do we best attend to the spiritual needs of seriously ill patients in hospitals? Should doctors pray with their patients? What if the doctor is a different religion, or not religious at all?
Pastor Kennard, who leads the congregation of Amplify Christian Church in Detroit, has spoken widely about the spiritual needs of African Americans at the end of life. Dr. Jessica Zitter, a Jewish Critical and Palliative Care physician at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, has spent her career caring for seriously ill patients in the inner city and writing about medical experiences at the end of life. Amy Tobin, CEO of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, will facilitate this conversation.
Join us at The Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street in Oakland. Access to the museum will be open and included in ticket prices, starting at 5:00 PM. Copies of Dr. Jessica Zitter’s book, Extreme Measures, will be for sale. Panel discussion starts at 7:00 followed by a Q&A. We look forward to seeing you there!