The Nature of Care

BJ Miller, MD

Dedicated defender of the beauty of humanity, the senses and of a life well lived to the end, palliative care physician and activist BJ Miller brings his expansive vision to bear on the state of the end of life experience. BJ shares his take on the current situation and offers possible routes for how we might close the gap between intention and action in our search for generative solutions that reshape how we think about illness, dying and caregiving.

About the Speaker

BJ Miller, MD is a palliative care physician at UCSF and leading voice reframing society’s discourse on the field of death and dying. BJ is co-author of A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death and his TED Talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life” has been viewed over 9 million times. BJ’s powerful perspective on the senses, community and presence in designing a better ending has been featured by Oprah Winfrey, PBS, the New York Times, Krista Tippett, Tim Ferris and many others.