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What is Palliative Care doing in ICU?


Dr. Jessica Zitter is vibrant, articulate, accessible and your advocate in ICU. She's created a unique position for herself of being both an ICU and Palliative physician, not a common combination in today's medicine. She will talk all about some of the issues facing families and healthcare works at the end of life in the ICU setting.


Jessica Nutik Zitter is a physician practicing critical care and palliative care medicine at a hospital in Northern California. She attended Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University Medical School. She obtained a Masters in Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. Her medical training includes an Internal Medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a co-founder of Vital Decisions, which provides telephone-based counseling for patients with life-limiting illness. She has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is working on her first book dealing with death and dying in the ICU.  She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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