Dr. B.J. Miller speaking at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California conference. Photo: Owen Egan Missing three limbs (all but his right arm) following an accident as a Princeton sophomore, the affable Miller talks like a man thankful for being alive with his distinctly humanist approach to death and dying. His TED talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” has been viewed over 5 million times “If our subject matter is suffering and death, then the groundwork is empathy,” said Miller. “Staying inspired, loving the people you love, that’s your job.” While palliative care has traditionally addressed physical pain and emotional distress, Miller hopes to further expand its definition to embrace deeper social…
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