APRIL 21, 2015—Medicine often focuses on bringing patients back to health, but that’s not always helpful if a patient is near the end. In this interview, Zen Hospice Project executive director BJ Miller talks about how he can relate to patients through his own personal experience of suffering due to a college accident.
Responding to San Francisco’s HIV epidemic, the Zen Hospice Project got its start back in the late 1980s. Caregivers with the Zen Hospice Project take a more spiritual approach, offering what the nonprofit calls “high touch” instead of “high tech” treatment. Miller talks about the project’s ambitions to reshape medicine’s approach to death.
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