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BJ Miller, MD, a C-TAC Board Member and palliative care physician at the University of California, San Francisco, shared advice on coming to terms with mortality in an interview published by TODAY.
Dr. Miller co-authored a handbook for navigating the end of life with journalist Shoshana Berger, titled A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. The book was published by Simon and Schuster on July 16.
In his interview with TODAY, Dr. Miller offers guidance on a variety of topics, including avoiding regrets at the end of life, participating in your life and your dying, and remembering what people at the end of life care about most.
“Be an active participant in your own life in every way, including your illness and your dying, because those are parts of your life — your life while you have it,” says Dr. Miller. “You don’t need to control everything, just participate.”