Midwifing Death with Dr. Jessica Zitter

Midwifing Death with Dr. Jessica Zitter

Photo Credit: Luigi Semenzato

Rabbi Rami talks to Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter about what she's learned about end-of-life care in the ICU and her book Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to End of Life. A review of her book appears in the upcoming March/April issue of Spirituality & Health magazine.

Jessica Nutik Zitter M.D., MPH is an expert on the medical experience of death and dying. She attended Stanford University and Case Western Reserve Medical School, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Zitter is double-boarded in the two specialties of pulmonary/critical care medicine and palliative care medicine—a rare combination. She writes for The New York Times, The Huffington Post,Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and Journal of Palliative Medicine, and is featured in Extremis, an Oscar-nominated documentary about end-of-life decision-making in an ICU.

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