Resources for Patients + Families
Ideally, we would all be prepared to face these often-difficult decisions after thorough reflection with our loved ones and ample communication with our healthcare providers. In reality, that opportunity is available to us only when we plan ahead.
Explore some of the resources available to help you, your loved ones, and your healthcare team.
Dr. Zitter & Her Family Having “The Talk”
Many of us know that we should be talking about our preferences and values around death and dying with those closest to us. But how do we begin that conversation? In this short film, Dr. Jessica Zitter and her family show how engaging in these conversations might be easier than you think, and perhaps provide information you shouldn’t live without.
Top Resources to Know About
There are so many incredible people and organizations out there transforming our culture around death and dying. Here are some that we consider indispensable.
“Extremis” is a powerful tool for both personal reflection and cultural transformation. Organizations across the country have invited Dr. Zitter to introduce the film and follow the screening with a [...]
Extreme Measures: Finding A Better Path to the End of Life is a powerful tool for changing the way we die. Individuals and organizations across the globe have used [...]
Go Wish gives you an easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important to you. In their own words: "The cards help you find words to [...]
Prepare for Your Care grew out of a desire to help make medical decision making easier for people and caregivers. In their own words, "It is the result of [...]
How we want to die – represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. In their own words, "We have gathered dozens of medical and wellness leaders [...]
Informative Articles for Patients + Families
Sometimes we learn the most from the stories and experiences of others. Here are the six articles from Dr. Zitter that patients and families have found the most helpful for navigating the healthcare system and advocating for themselves and their loved ones.
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