We are honored to welcome BJ Miller, a hospice and palliative medicine physician who advocates about “What Really Matters at the End of Life," creating a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients, as keynote speaker at our 5th Annual Himan Brown Symposium.
Read more about his inspiring message and personal story in this article in The New York Times Magazine.
Dr. Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on palliative and end of life care. Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. His TED Talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” is a moving reflection of his vision to make empathic end-of-life care available to all, and has garnered nearly 6 million views to date and ranked among the Most Viewed Talks of 2015.
The New Jewish Home’s 15th annual Palliative Care Conference will explore the most recent models in end of life conversations and planning. With an estimated 50% of Americans over 85 suffering from dementia, elderly patients’ ability to make decisions has become one of the most important issues in geriatric care today.
Jewish Home is implementing The Green House® Project model of care, where residents live in a home-like setting with a stronger sense of community and family. You can change the eldercare landscape by supporting the planned Living Center of Manhattan and our growing Small Houses at Sarah Neuman in Westchester.
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