Seven Ponds – How Can Palliative Care Be Implemented in the ICU? Part 2

By Kathleen Clohessy Source: SevenPonds Today SevenPonds concludes our interview with Dr. Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. Dr. Zitter is a board certified specialist in both critical care and hospice and palliative medicine and an attending physician in the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. She was featured in the award-winning Netflix documentary “Extremis” and is the author of [...]

2018-01-02T19:46:59+00:00March 4th, 2017|

Seven Ponds – How Can Palliative Care Be Implemented in the ICU? Part 1

By Kathleen Clohessy Source: SevenPonds Today SevenPonds is speaking with Dr. Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. Dr. Zitter is a board certified specialist in both critical care and hospice and palliative medicine and an attending physician in the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. She was featured in the award-winning Netflix documentary “Extremis” and is the author of the [...]

2018-01-02T19:49:02+00:00February 25th, 2017|

Seven Ponds – Film Review: “Extremis” Directed by Dan Krauss

By Kathleen Clohessy Source: Seven Ponds There is no experience on earth more disturbing than watching another human being struggling to stay alive. Yet that is the precise reality that the doctors and nurses who work in our nation’s emergency rooms encounter every day. Most often, the person they are treating is a stranger, and they often arrive [...]

2018-01-02T19:53:32+00:00September 30th, 2016|

Seven Ponds – Should Doctors Guide us through the End of Life?

By Christopher Hewitt Source: Seven Ponds In a recent New York Times article, Oakland doctor Jessica Nutik Zitter advocates the need for doctors to receive training not only in saving lives, but also in facilitating death. Although they are trained to respond to a “code blue,” which signals the need for immediate resuscitation, she writes that doctors need a protocol [...]

2018-01-02T20:11:44+00:00May 1st, 2014|