Location: Tulsa, OK
| Date: October 16, 2018 |
Hospice of Green Country and Clarehouse are proud to host An Evening with Dr. Jessica Zitter for a free, community education event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa including a viewing of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Extremis followed by a presentation from Dr. Zitter about “A New Kind of Heroism.” Filled with rich personal narrative, she exposes the public health crisis from an insider’s perspective, taking us on the journey of her lifelong love affair with medicine: from an early desire to be a “hero” like her father and grandfather, to a new understanding of what it takes to provide patient-centered care at the end of life. She describes what she calls the “end-of-life conveyor belt,” in which mechanization and protocol override personal preference and collaborative decision-making. A better path is out there, but it will require a new kind of heroism from everyone involved. Join us as Dr. Zitter challenges and invites us – as patients, physicians, families, and healthcare professionals – to take a step back, take a deep breath, and enquire: what do we really want for ourselves, our loved ones, and those entrusted in our care when death comes? For more information about registration, please visit the Hospice of Green Country website.