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The Art of Goodbye: End of Life Education series

Learning about the end of life helps empower people to plan in ways that will afford them dignity and peace of mind in the end. This series of publications published by UF/IFAS Extension helps individuals and families begin to determine their own futures through meaningful communication and informed planning.

Planning End of Life Care


CAKE is a tool for helping you think through your end of life preferences.

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project is a website designed to help people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care, with easy to use kits on how to talk to your family, doctor, and others.

Honoring Patients’ Choices for End-of-Life Care

Presented by Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD., former Haven Hospice’s Chief Medical Officer and Associate Professor at UF in the departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.

A senior woman embracing her daughter with emotion. The lady is wearing flowered pyjamas. She is in the bedroom.

Resources for Veterans

For information about advance care planning and advance directives, veterans are encouraged to contact the Advance Care Planning Program Coordinator or their PACT Team Social Worker or call (352)
548-6000 ext 106067.

Advance Directives Resources

Advance Directives in Popular Culture

Movie Recommendations

Movies that promote discussion about the importance of completing advance directives:

  • “The Bucket List”
  • “Coco”
  • “Never Let Me Go”
  • “Patch Adams”
  • “P.S. I Love You”
  • “The Departed”
  • "This is Where I Leave You”

Songs About Completing Advance Directives