B.J. Miller is a hospice and palliative care doctor whose work is informed by an accident he had as a young man. He co-authored the new book 'A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.'
After a traumatic injury and multiple surgeries, medical bio-ethicist Travis Rieder was in great pain and prescribed opioids. It took him a month to wean himself off, with great difficulty. Now he is an advocate for opioid use reform, and he wants doctors to better understand how to prescribe and how to help their patients wean themselves off.
Maya Dusenbery writes about gender bias in the medical system in her new book 'Doing Harm.' She is also the executive editor of Feministing, a website of writing by young feminists about social, cultural and political issues.