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|

When You Die – Dr. Jessica Zitter

By Kelly Maclean Source: When You Die Dr. Jessica Zitter, author of 'Extreme Measures' and star of the Netflix doc 'Extremis' on what she calls the 'End of Life Conveyor Belt' most Americans wind up on and how introducing Death Ed in schools could change a death-phobic culture in one generation. (...) Read More Here [...]

2018-09-26T02:29:04+00:00September 26th, 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|

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio – Peaceful Endings: Making Bold Choices about Life as We Age and Before We Go

By Lisa Cypers Kamen Source: Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio In this week’s episode you will learn about: Hospice, critical and palliative care medicine American health care and the elderly Dealing with and understanding the diagnosis What to expect at the end of life (...) Read More Here

2018-06-15T05:57:14+00:00June 5th, 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|

NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross – A Physician Considers A Better Path To The End of Life

By Terry Gross Source: Fresh Air TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest is a critical care and palliative care physician who is among the health care professionals trying to find a more humane approach to helping people as they reach the ends of their lives. Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter [...]

2018-10-09T16:53:24+00:00August 9th, 2017|

Folks Magazine – Ending The End-Of-Life Conveyor Belt

Carey Dunne Source: Folks Magazine 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, [...]

2018-01-02T19:43:40+00:00July 5th, 2017|
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