Original Air Date Wednesday, May 30, 2018 

In this week’s episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Hospice, critical and palliative care medicine 

American health care and the elderly

Dealing with and understanding the diagnosis

What to expect at the end of life






Samuel Harrington, MD,  a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, concentrated his practice at Sibley Memorial Hospital.  His work as Sibley’s patient safety officer representative to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees and his service on the board of a nonprofit hospice in Washington D.C. informed his passion for helping aged patients make appropriate end-of-life decisions. More here.

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. Double-boarded in the two specialties of pulmonary/critical care medicine and palliative care medicine, 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 award-winning documentary about end-of-life decision-making in an ICU. More here.



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