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Discussing and Facing Death

Marissa Moss and Dr. Jessica Zitter, Mark Zitter, moderator

What happens when we’re blindsided by the unthinkable?

Nobody wants to think or talk about death. But where does that leave us when tragedy strikes? In this intimate and unfiltered conversation, award-winning author and widow, Marissa Moss and physician thought leader, Dr. Jessica Zitter, come face-to-face with the realities of death and dying in America today. From the grit of family caregiving, to the ethical use of medical technologies, this talk brings to light the shared struggle of providing end-of-life care while confronting our fears and limitations. Join them in exploring what it takes to transform the culture of end-of-life care, from the inside out.  

Best known for her work for children, award-winning author, and illustrator Marissa Moss tells the story of her husband’s diagnosis with ALS and his death seven months later in her graphic novel for adults, Last Things. Dr. Jessica Zitter’s unique practice of both critical and palliative medicine is featured in the Emmy and Academy Award nominated documentary Extremis, and she is the author of the acclaimed book, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

This is a conversation for the sick and the well, for the patient and the physician, and for the caregiver.

Marissa Moss and Jessica Zitter will sign books following this event.

Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss has written more than seventy books, from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels.

Jessica Zitter

Dr. Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, is committed to changing the current paradigm of end-of-life medical decision-making.

Mark Zitter

Mark Zitter founded The Zetema Project in 2016 to help inform and energize the dormant national healthcare conversation.

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