Location: Dayton, OH
| Date: November 16, 2017 |
Media from the Event
Achieving a Good Death
By Michele Alperin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer
October 26, 2017
There are good deaths and bad deaths. Often, the bad ones happen when the family or the patient refuses to accept that death is near, no matter how many medical procedures doctors try. Giving up is hard, even if the alternative is increased pain and discomfort, with little quality of life.
In her new book, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter shares her own path from an ICU doctor who used every technology available, to a physician willing to speak about the imminence of death with patients and family, and offering palliative care instead of technological intervention. Read More…