Compassion & Choices has more than 33,000 supporters in Florida and over 150 volunteers working to improve care and expand options for the end of life. Our volunteers are diligently working to educate the public about end-of-life care and choice, and build grassroots support for patient rights. 

This includes planning a multi-city tour throughout Florida during the week of February 17 with Compassion & Choices leadership to raise awareness about our Truth in Treatment initiative and end-of-life choice. The February tour will jump start education efforts and workshops that will occur throughout the year. In addition, the local Florida action teams are growing support among physicians, conducting faith outreach to religious leaders including Reform Jews, Humanists and Unitarian Universalists, and building bridges with the LGBTQ community.

Our volunteers are organized into six action teams in Florida working in and near Sarasota, Ocala, Clearwater, Palm Beach, Miami and Englewood. Action Teams are a critical part of Compassion & Choices. They bring together and train other volunteers in their area to coordinate outreach efforts to local officials and educate communities and health professionals. If you’re interested in starting an action team in your town or city, please sign up today.

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Without the leadership and dedication of volunteers, none of the accomplishments we’ve recently experienced would be possible. Join our enthusiastic cohort of volunteers today!

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Compassion & Choices envisions a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities and beliefs. We offer educational opportunities and tools to help people assess, define and communicate their values around end-of-life care — like our Truth in Treatment program, Dementia Initiative, and End-of-Life Resource Center. We also are excited to announce the release of Finish Strong, a book by Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee. Available January 8, 2019, Finish Strong is for those of us who want an end-of-life experience to match the life we’ve enjoyed — defined by love, purpose and agency. It is full of stories, facts and dialogue that will help each of us prepare for latter days that reflect our values and priorities.

Florida Advance Directive

State specific advance directives make clear your end-of-life preferences if you are unable to make or communicate medical treatment decisions yourself. For the Florida advance directive form, click here.