Location: Dayton, OH
| Date: November 16, 2017 |

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The Jewish Book Council is proud to present Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter at this year’s Cultural Arts and Book Festival in Dayton, OH.
Dr. Zitter will be giving a special talk in which she includes excerpts from her book, Extreme Measures, where she spotlights our collective pandemic of ignoring death—doctors and patients alike—and how it inflicts tremendous and unnecessary suffering upon our loved ones for whom the end is near. Please join us for a reception immediately before Dr. Zitter’s presentation.

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…