Medium – In Extremis: The Stark Reality of Life and Death in the ICU

By Steven Birenbaum Source: Medium The first time intensive care unit physician Jessica Zitter encountered the “family support team” — a precursor to the palliative care services now routinely found in hospitals — it didn’t go well. Zitter felt threatened. She remembers thinking, “Who are these people getting in the middle of my relationship with my patients and telling me I’m not [...]