Ep 53: BJ Miller on Dying

Dr BJ Miller, hospice and palliative care specialist, shares his personal and professional insights into the world of dying. At age 19, BJ had a near death experience that left him with one arm amputated below the elbow and both legs amputated below the knee. In the throws of suffering and recovery, he learned about the humane side of healthcare and the need for deep care and connection during such a time of pain and uncertainty.  Seeing his recovery as transformational, as a gift, he became a doctor, with a  commitment to changing the way healthcare has failed people at the end of life. His story is remarkable and compelling, and his magnetism and compassion a powerful catalyst to help patients live life more fully, while dying.

You can follow BJ here: https://twitter.com/bjmillermd

And check out BJ's Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/bj_miller_what_really_matters_at_the_end_of_life

Sara Singer Schiff