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Book Review: “Extreme Measures” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D.

An ICU physician discusses the American way of death and points towards a new approach

“Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. is a book about America’s extraordinarily dysfunctional relationship with death. It is also, in many ways, a deeply personal memoir — a chronicle of an … Continue reading

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Should Doctors Guide us through the End of Life?

Oakland doctor Jessica Nutik Zitter reveals the medical industry's misguided attitude toward death

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,” … Continue reading

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