Changing the Culture of Dying with Jessica Zitter – Beyond Belief with George Noory

Many doctors are trained to do everything in their power to save the lives of their patients. But what if this is doing more harm than good? Dr. Jessica Zitter offers us a new way to rethink end of life care that looks beyond physical suffering to include healing emotions and spirit. By offering four things we can do to [...]

2019-04-30T01:03:14+00:00April 24th, 2019|

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+00:00December 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00April 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 27th, 2017|
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