B.J. Miller, the subject of a recent New York Times Magazine feature, is a former executive director of the Zen Hospice Project, a doctor who treats patients with terminal or life-altering illness, and a triple amputee.
As an executive director of the Zen Hospice Project he was responsible for the Guest House, a six-bed residential 24-hour care facility for those dealing with end-of-life situations. The residents of the center at 273 Page St. usually have a life expectancy of six months or less.
There, Miller used his own experience to pioneer a new model of palliative care. "The lessons I get from my patients and their families, and from this work, is to enjoy this big, huge, mystical, crazy, beautiful, wacky world," Miller told the Times.
Head over to the New York Times Magazine to read the full story of Miller's life and how he shaped the Zen Hospice.
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