Juneau, AK
| Date: October 3, 2017 |


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The Foundation for End of Life Care will be bringing Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH to Juneau for a free public lecture on October 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm in Centennial Hall. Dr. Zitter is the author of the newly released and well-received book Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Huffington Post; her writing also has appeared in The Atlantic, Time, Journal of the American Medical Association, and many other outlets. Dr. Zitter has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Weekend Edition. For her day job, Dr. Zitter practices ICU and Palliative Care medicine at Highland Hospital, a public hospital in Oakland, California. Her work is featured in an Oscar-nominated short documentary, Extremis, now streaming on Netflix. Learn more about her work atjessicazitter.com. She regularly lectures and speaks on the radio on the topic of dying in America, and we are very pleased to bring her to Juneau. This presentation is sponsored by The Foundation for End of Life Care in association with the Juneau Medical Association, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Hospice and Homecare of Juneau, AARP, and Congregation Sukkat Shalom.

From the Event

Dr. Bob Urata and Dr. Jessica Zitter speak during a forum at the Foundation for End of Life Care in Juneau, Alaska. Photo credit: Kevin Gullufsen.

Doctor works to change end-of-life care in America

Posted October 5, 2017 06:04 am – Updated October 5, 2017 07:44 am

There’s a moment Dr. Jessica Zitter likes to recount. An “epiphany” precipitated by an experienced nurse when Zitter was a young doctor.

She told the story in an Oscar-nominated short documentary “Extremis,” and again to doctors at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday. After that, she recounted it one more time to a group of about 200 at Centennial Hall. Read More…