TITLE

Advance directives about treatment preferences had little impact on compulsory readmissions for people with serious mental illness

AUTHOR(S)
Papageorgiou, A.; King, M.; Janmohamed, A.
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Evidence Based Mental Health;Aug2003, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Advance directives about treatment preferences did not reduce compulsory or voluntary readmissions for people with serious mental illness at 12 months. The document produced by the intervention group was hardly different from what the control group might express to a professional in a good doctor-patient relationship. Advance directives can be healthcare proxies which empower others to act on behalf of the patient when he or she becomes incompetent to act on his or her own behalf. Alternatively, an advance directive may specify which interventions are authorised when psychosis re-emerges and the individual is no longer competent.
ACCESSION #
10631306

 

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