Location: San Francisco
| Date: April 18, 2018 |
African Americans die differently, some might say worse, than white patients in America.
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 2 of this program, Dr. Zitter and Pastor Kennard will 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 Alameda County Care Alliance, this discussion will explore these challenges and introduce strategies to bring patient, family, and healthcare team closer together.
We are truly grateful for the generous support of GLIDE Memorial Church for the use of their space. Please join us at 330 Ellis Street in San Francisco for this special night. Doors open at 6:30.Copies of Dr. Jessica Zitter’s book, Extreme Measures, will be for sale. Panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. We hope to see you there!