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29 Aug 2018

Dan Diaz & Brittany Maynard: The End-of-Life Conversation

August 29, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Commonwealth Club
On New Year’s Day 2014, Brittany Maynard discovered that she had terminal brain cancer. Despite an eight-hour surgery and extensive assessments, it was concluded that she had six months to live. Choosing peace over pain and to die with dignity,...
19 Apr 2018

End of Life: A Theatrical Exploration of Death, Dying, and Suffering

April 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Castro Theatre
End of Life presents readings of Sophocles’ ancient Greek plays to spark a community conversation about death, illness, and the challenges faced by patients, families, caregivers, and medical professionals. This unique, participatory event is...
18 Apr 2018

Exploring Racial Inequities in Healthcare at the End of Life

April 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
GLIDE Memorial Church
Finding Humanity at End of Life: Two Provocative Evenings with Pastor Corey Kennard and Dr. Jessica Zitter This two-part mini series explores faith and inequity among the seriously ill and dying in our healthcare system. What role...
17 Apr 2018

Reaching Across Traditions: Spirituality and Medicine at End of Life

April 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Oakland Museum of California
Finding Humanity at End of Life: Two Provocative Evenings with Pastor Corey Kennard and Dr. Jessica Zitter This two-part mini series explores faith and inequity among the seriously ill and dying in our healthcare system. What role...
07 Dec 2017

End Well Symposium | Design for the End of Life Experience

December 7, 2017 -
8:00am to 8:00pm
InterContinental San Francisco Hotel
End Well is a first of its kind gathering of design, tech, health care and activist communities with the goal of generating human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation for end of life care. This single-day symposium's fast-paced agenda of...
06 Dec 2017

Death Over Dinner

December 6, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Rosa Mexicano
How we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. In 2018, NCG will be convening a series of conversations and learning opportunities for funders interested in exploring the opportunity to engage and...
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Should I Help My Patients Die?

Publication date: 
08/2017
Jessica Nutik Zitter, a critical care and palliative medicine doctor at Highland Hospital, wrote this Opinion piece featured in The New York Times. She focuses on medical aid for dying patients and the tough choices doctors face. Read More >
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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

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02/2016
Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a neurosurgeon who passed away from lung cancer in 2015, at 37 years old. Before he died, he wrote When Breath Becomes Air, a reflection on being a doctor with a terminal illness. In an interview on NPR's Morning Edition, Paul's widow Dr. Lucy Kalanithi reads excerpts from When Breath Becomes Air and talks about her late husband's life. Read More >
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