Sunday, April 16, 2017

Extreme Measures - Jessica Zitter

Jessica Zitter is an Intensive Care Specialist Dr who also works as a Palliative Care Dr, and in this books she talks about her experiences working in the hospital and the lessons she has learned.

She is able to talk about some of the hard choices that people face when they become critically unwell.  Do we do everything we can at any cost?  What does that really mean and do patients and their families understand the consequences of that decision?  What would doctors choose to do when they attempt end of their lives?

Such an interesting book - one that I think everyone should read and talk about with their family and friends. 5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

You do like to read books about the end of life, don't you? Seriously, though, this is an important topic. I think I know what choices I would make - but would I actually make them come the time?