Summary of A Beginner’s Guide to the End
From A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO THE END: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death by Dr. B.J. Miller and Shoshana Berger. Copyright © 2019 by Bruce J. Miller, Jr. and Shoshana Berger. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Combining editor Shoshana Berger’s communication skills with hospice doctor B.J. Miller’s medical knowledge, this reference guide to dying is essential reading. Well-organized and thorough, compassionate and wise, it covers planning your estate, coping with bad news, handling the costs of terminal illness, knowing what to expect in hospice care, and dealing with funeral and memorial options. Miller and Berger help you handle the details and the inevitable paperwork while offering practical compassion for your path.
About the Authors
Shoshana Berger, the former senior editor of Wired and editor-in-chief of ReadyMade magazine, is editorial director for the global design firm IDEO. B.J. Miller is a hospice and palliative care physician at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Care Center.
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