October 27, 2017 | Berkeley, CA | The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

2017-10-27T18:37:24+00:00

Location: Berkeley, CA
| Date: October 27, 2017 |

 

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Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, is committed to changing the current paradigm of end-of-life medical decision-making. In today’s medical culture, the dying are often put on what she calls the “End-of-Life Conveyor Belt.” They are intubated, catheterized, and die attached to machines, frequently without even knowing they are dying. Zitter is the author of the recently published Extreme Measures – Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times on these issues, and her writing has appeared in The AtlanticThe Huffington PostPacific Standard, and JAMAThe Journal of the American Medical Association. She is featured in the short documentary Extremis, which won top honors at the Tribeca and San Francisco International Film Festivals and is now streaming on Netflix.