• libraryPanel for the Study of End-of-Life Care, Final Report
    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.
  • Department of Elder Affairs End-of-Life Care Workgroup Report
    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.

  • Out-of-Hospital DNR Order | the "Yellow Form"
    The FBN played a large role in helping Florida's Department of Health develop its yellow "out-of-hospital" DNR form. This 1993 DOH memo is an important early description. (Note that this version was scanned single-sided from a double-sided document and is therefore missing several pages. Anyone with acess to the full document is asked to share with

  • Pain-management guidelines, Agency for Health Care Administration
    This 1996 document helped shape Florida's commitment to pain management, especially in the context of some reluctance to provide adequate palliation in end-of-life and other situations.

  • “Making Choices: Beginning to Plan for 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.

  • "Day of Decision"
    Gov. Jeb Bush declares September 6, 2000, a "Day of Decision" to "encourage Floridians to complete advance care planning documents to ensure that their end-of-life wishes and decisions are honored."
  • "Living Will Day"
    April 13, 2002, might have marked a high-water mark in attention to and interest in living wills. Both Miami-Dade County and the City of Aventura, for instance, designated the date "Living Will Day." The city, in conjunction with the Florida Bioethics Network, co-sponsored a program featuring speakers and a panel of lawyers who offered pro bono advice on advance directives.