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Extreme measures : finding a better path to the end of life, Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH

Label
Extreme measures : finding a better path to the end of life
Title
Extreme measures
Title remainder
finding a better path to the end of life
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level. In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care--to become an ICU physician--and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Extreme Measures charts Zitter's journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another--a doctor who prioritizes the patient's values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself : the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients' pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully. Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human."--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zitter, Jessica Nutik
Dewey number
616.02/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.Z58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WB 310
NLM item number
Z82e 2017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Terminally ill
Label
Extreme measures : finding a better path to the end of life, Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alone in the trenches -- The end-of-life conveyor belt -- Abandoned in a sea of options -- The illusion collusion -- Where we come from -- Who we are -- The personal toll -- Sharing the journey
Control code
ocn956959430
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages
Isbn
9781101982556
Isbn Type
(print)
Lccn
2016056303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956959430
Label
Extreme measures : finding a better path to the end of life, Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alone in the trenches -- The end-of-life conveyor belt -- Abandoned in a sea of options -- The illusion collusion -- Where we come from -- Who we are -- The personal toll -- Sharing the journey
Control code
ocn956959430
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages
Isbn
9781101982556
Isbn Type
(print)
Lccn
2016056303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956959430

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