Netflix’s latest subject is a reality no one wants to talk about, but everyone will face

Netflix’s latest offering, the documentary “Extremis,” puts a harsh truth that most people would rather avoid up front and center.

“Here’s the reality: we’re all going to die,” said Dr. Jessica Zitter, a doctor in Oakland, Ca. who’s the main physician subject of the new film. “And it’s good to have a little bit of a say in how.”

Working in the intensive care unit (ICU) has given Zitter a close perspective on the intensely personal, difficult decisions patients and their families must make when facing serious medical conditions towards the end of life.

Changing the way patients are treated at the end of life could avoid “a lot of suffering,” she said.

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