This 1999 report was a watershed in efforts to improve Florida law. It led to significant changes to Florida Statute §765, on advance directives, regarding the right to refuse treatment, the importance of adequate pain management and other topics.
This report, issued at the end of 2000, continues some of the work of the 1999 Panel for the Study of End-of-Life Care.
The Florida Partnership for End-of-Life Care (2000-2002) was one of several statewide educational initiatives funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Making Choices: Beginning to Plan for End-of-Life Care” was one of the deliverables under the grant. It contains brief articles on a variety of issues in end-of-life care.