A Community-Based Health Education Initiative

The Final Acts Project uses the arts and humanities to stimulate end-of-life discussion and planning.

Increase Awareness

of the importance of advance care planning.

Understand the Need

End-of-life planning is important for all of us, including veterans and medically fragile children. As baby boomers age, society faces historically high end-of-life care needs.

Start the Conversation

with your family, friends, or physician. Consider hosting a Bucket List party, a fun and easy way to have meaningful discussions about the importance of advance care planning.

A Conversation Worth Having

Denial and silence will not solve the challenges we all face. The last thing we want to burden our family with is our poor planning. You can avoid this by starting the conversation with those you love now. We should all strive to be the author of our own life scripts and to make our wishes and values known to our family, friends, and healthcare providers.

Take Action

by downloading the Advance Directives found here on our website. Share with your family, plan for your wishes, and find greater appreciation for the time remaining with those you love.

Make Your Plan

Complete your plan in minutes, or take as long as you need to feel confident. Be sure to include your family in the process. Discuss what you want your advance directive to include, and make sure you revisit your plan every three to five years. You may wish to change some part of it later; options are important!

 

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Free Resources

Start the conversation with these tools to help you navigate difficult topics and even advance directives.

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Tools for Conversations

Get access to any of the following tools needed to prepare and plan for end of life issues.

Texas Living Will – A free service of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio’s Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, can educate and assist you in completely your Texas Advance Directives.
My Health Care Wishes App: The American Bar Association provides a free smartphone app to store and share your important health care wishes; with $3.99 version you can store documents for multiple family members.
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. Caring Connections offers a free printable booklet outlining many facets of end of life decisions in a friendly Q&A format and free printable forms by state. Ask questions on their Hotline, 800-658-8898.
MyDirectives.com is a Universal Advance Digital Directive (uADD), everything you need for a 21st century emergency medical care plan. You can complete it in minutes or take as long as you need to feel confident. The four basic parts are: My Decisions; My Healthcare Agents; My Thoughts; My Circle. A service of A/D Vault, Inc.
Caring Conversations: The Caring Conversations® Workbook will guide you, your family and your friends through the process of advance care planning with a highly individualized focus. The Workbook includes a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions form for your use. The Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, Missouri
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