A Beginner's Guide to the End of Life
How do we cope with the inevitability of death? How can we make better decisions for ourselves and our families? B.J. Miller and journalist Shoshana Berger visit INFORUM to answer the questions about death we’re all afraid to ask with their new book: A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. Berger and Miller offer step-by-step instructions on managing the end of life, including how to navigate a complex system of hidden costs and intense emotions without shame and guilt often associated with this period of life.
Miller is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF, where he practices and teaches palliative medicine. Berger is a journalist and editorial director at IDEO. Together they join INFORUM for a lesson on dying—and how to live fully until you do.
Miller photo by Todd Hido
Berger photo by Nicolas Zurcher
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
Editorial Director, IDEO; Co-Author, A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death
Bruce (B.J.) Miller Jr.
M.D., Palliative Care Physician, UCSF; Co-Author, A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death
The Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat
Executive Director, Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA)—Moderator
5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program