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What really matters at the end of life BJ Miller

Visit for our entire library of TED talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What do we want most at the end of our lives? For many it is simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how he can provide a graceful, dignified end to life for his patients. Take the time to enjoy this moving talk that asks big questions about how we think about death and honor life. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers deliver the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look out for talks on technology, entertainment and design, as well as science, business, global issues, art and more. Feel free to link or embed these videos, forward them to others, and share these ideas with people you know. Follow TED on Twitter: Like TED on Facebook: ​​Subscribe to our channel: ​​TED’s Videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution – Non Commercial – No Derivatives (or CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Acceptable Use Policy ( /about/our-organisation/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee training, in a film or online course), please submit a media request at


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