Undiscovered – The Magic Machine

By Annie Minoff and Elah Feder Source: WYNC Studios Listen To The Audio Here As a critical care doctor, Jessica Zitter has seen plenty of “Hail Mary” attempts to save dying patients go bad—attempts where doctors try interventions that don’t change the outcome, but do lead to more patient suffering. It’s left her distrustful of flashy medical [...]

2018-09-26T03:48:49+00:00September 26th, 2018|

KALW Dying To Talk – Extreme Measures

By Drawn Gross Source: Kalw Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco Listen To The Audio Here Join host Dr. Dawn Gross for a conversation with physician and author Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter and Gordon Kaufman, both featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary Extremis, as they discuss the challenges posed by a healthcare system operating on the premise that more is always [...]

2018-01-02T19:10:34+00:00April 4th, 2017|

KALW Dying to Talk – The Machinery of Medicine

By Matt Martin Source: KALW Listen To The Audio Here While life-saving medical treatments continue to advance, many potential pitfalls await us as we age and become frail or terminally-ill. Get answers to your questions from frontline emergency medical and critical care providers. February 11 at 7pm.  Dawn Gross, MD, PhD has been caring for people with [...]

2018-01-02T19:19:28+00:00February 11th, 2017|

KALW – As Medicine Prolongs Our Lives, There’s a Shortage of Doctors Who Help Us Die

By Joann Mar Source: KALW Listen To The Audio Here The average life span has nearly doubled during the last century.  But while people are living longer, they're now facing health challenges that were less prevalent before—severe chronic illness, cancer, lung disease, dementia, and Alzheimer's—debilitating conditions that often cause great pain and suffering. For many people [...]

2018-01-02T19:21:58+00:00January 17th, 2017|