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Another casual moment with Dr. B.J. Miller. What are your beliefs on independence? As a society we have set ourselves up with certain standards. Is this a false reality? What and who are we, really? Independence vs. dependence. Let’s begin to consider a spectrum in the quality of independence.

BJ Miller, MD is an expert on palliative and end of life care. He is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller is also an attending specialist for the Symptom Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the country’s very first outpatient palliative care clinics. He was Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project from 2011- 2016. Among the various awards received, Dr. Miller won the William Osler Distinguished Teaching Award as well as the AAHPM/Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award.

BJ Miller MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco


Compassionate Approaches to Aging & Dying

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