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Dying To Talk: Extreme Measures

Join host Dr. Dawn Gross for a conversation with physician and author Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter and Gordon Kaufman, both featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary Extremis, as they discuss the challenges posed by a healthcare system operating on the premise that more is always better.  

Recorded in front of a live audience at Mission Hospice & Home Care in San Mateo.  Thursday, April 27th at 7pm.

Resources related to this conversation:


Jessica Nutik Zitter Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

Jessica Nutik Zitter, NewYorkTimes.com: "In the Hospital, Resisting the Urge to Do More"

Mission Hospice & Home Care

Coda Alliance

Go Wish

Compassion & Choices: Tools to Manage End of Life Care

National Health Care Decisions Week


Dawn Gross plays "Go Wish" on the air with her family

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