Simulation #247 Dr. Jessica Zitter – Humanizing Healthcare

Dr. Jessica Zitter is a ICU & Palliative care physician at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. She is the Author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, and featured in the Oscar nominated short documentary called Extremis (Netflix). Her mission is to humanize the experience of dying in our medical system, both by changing [...]

2018-12-22T21:13:13+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|

In the Realm of Death and Dreaming – Trailer

Since its origin, humanity has posed the question, ‘what really happens when you die?’ The presumed answers have defined culture, religion and community as we know them. Through a combination of near-death experiences, personal stories and scientific research, the documentary explores whether consciousness survives death, and why it matters when choosing end of life care. The When You Die Project [...]

2018-09-10T21:36:25+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Death Hangout – You Cannot Win Against Death, With Jessica Zitter M.D.

In this episode, we talk with Jessica about how we avoid the conversation about death by hiding behind differences such as religion, culture, and race. She talks about why it is important to speak about death far in advance of being anywhere near it, about the conflict doctors have against the need and desire to keep people alive versus [...]

2018-09-10T21:11:46+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Reimagine – Exploring Racial Inequities in Healthcare at the End of Life

Dr. Zitter and Pastor Kennard explore the great divide between seriously ill African American patients and the healthcare system they come to for support. African Americans have suffered from inequitable treatment, exclusion, and neglect in our nation’s healthcare system. What factors contribute to this discrepancy, and how can we create change? Facilitated by Reverend Cynthia Carter Perrilliat, Executive Director of [...]

2018-09-26T02:58:31+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

April 19, 2018 | Spring Educational Dinner Featuring “A New Kind of Heroism” | Modesto, CA

Location: Modesto, CA | Date: April 19, 2018 | Event Website Community Hospice, Inc., as part of their Spring Educational Dinner, is proud to present a screening of the 2017 Academy Award nominated short documentary film Extremis. Following the film will be a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Jessica Zitter. Copies of her book, Extreme Measures, will [...]

2018-04-20T18:23:23+00:00 January 28th, 2018|

March 25, 2018 | What Matters, Jewish Community Center | New York, NY

Location: New York, NY | Date: March 25, 2018 | Event Website Tickets What Matters aims to engage New Yorkers in compassionate, value-driven conversations about advance care planning so that they may live with the comfort of knowing their choices will be honored by loved ones and healthcare professionals. Join us for a conversation [...]

2018-03-26T22:12:47+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

ACP Decisions

In their own words, "Our mission at ACP Decisions is to empower patients, along with their families, to participate in their own health care. We are a non-profit foundation consisting of a group of clinicians who want to empower patients and families with video support tools. Our video support tools are carefully crafted after undergoing rigorous review by leading [...]

2017-10-24T00:17:20+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

San Diego Tribune – Without Exception, You’re Going To Die: What Now?

By Logan Jenkins Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune The library is filled with famous last words, but for my money the best parting line was William Saroyan’s, phoned in to the Associated Press days before he died from cancer in 1981. “Everybody has got to die,” the great Fresno writer said, “but I have always believed an exception [...]

2018-01-02T19:38:11+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Go Slow On Doctor-Assisted Suicide

By Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter New York Daily News This month, New York’s highest court struck a blow to those seeking the right to obtain medical aid in dying in the context of terminal illness. It dismissed a case initiated in 2015 by three terminally ill patients requesting the legal right to receive the lethal medications from their [...]

2017-10-23T19:38:01+00:00 September 20th, 2017|
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