From the time she was a young girl playing with her surgeon father’s doctor bag, Jessica Zitter wanted to save lives. In medical school, Zitter specialized in critical care, which she saw as “the ultimate hero’s specialty,” and later became an Intensive Care Physician.

As a young intern working on an ICU, she never imagined that, twenty years later, instead of trying to prolong lives at all costs, she’d be working to help patients experience what she calls “a good death.” Now, in the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, Dr. Zitter leads a team that helps terminal patients prepare to die. (…) Read Full Publication Here

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