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.
**This program contains EXPLICIT language**
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
The leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Each year, we bring nearly 500 events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 25,000 members and the public, both in-person and via an extensive online and on-air listenership and viewership.
San Francisco Headquarters
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105