Upcoming Events

Free upcoming events offered by Stanford Palliative Care Health Education, Engagement, and Promotion program

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Wednesday, May 5th, 11am-12pm PST

Caregiver:  A Love Story - A Virtual Film Screening and Discussion 

This award-winning documentary short, Caregiver: A Love Story, puts a human face to the toll --physical, emotional and financial – that afflicts most family members who care for their loved ones at home, and sheds light on the growing crisis of caregivers in our country. Please join us to view the film together and for an informative and helpful discussion with the film’s producer and director, Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH. 

Free and open to the general public!  REGISTER HERE

Dr. Jessica Zitter is a national advocate for transforming the way people die in America. She is Harvard and UCSF-trained to practice the unusual combination of Critical and Palliative Care medicine. She works as an Attending Physician at a public hospital in Oakland, California.  Dr. Zitter’s work is featured in the Oscar and Emmy nominated Netflix documentary, Extremis. She is the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and her articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Washington Post and many other publications.

Moderated by:  Shireen Heidari, MD, palliative care physician 

Co-hosted by Stanford's Caregiver Center