Hope & Resilience at the End of Life

VNA, 05-22-2018
May 22
When: May 22-23, 2018 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Rutgers Continuing Education Center, 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

Join us and Rutgers School of Nursing for an end of life conference featuring keynote speakers BJ Miller and Jessica Zitter

Keynote Speakers:

BJ Miller

Dr. BJ Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on patient-centered care, palliative and end-of-life care. Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that maximizes quality of life and that minimizes unnecessary suffering. His TED Talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” about encouraging empathic end-of-life care, with some discussion on keeping the patient at the center of care, has garnered over 5 and a half million views to date and ranked among the most viewed talks. His story was also featured in the New York Times article, “One Mans Quest to Change the Way We Die” and he was recently a guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday talk show.


Jessica Zitter

Dr. Jessica Zitter, practices ICU and Palliative Care at the county hospital in Oakland, California. She is the author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. Her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other publications. Her work is featured in an Oscar and Emmy-nominated short documentary, Extremis, now streaming on Netflix. She regularly lectures and speaks on the radio on the topic of dying in America. Check out her website for more information. 

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