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A Beginner's Guide to the End of Life

  • The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Shoshana Berger, 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

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.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco 
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

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