Advance directives in mental health care: hearing the voice of the mentally ill

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/99857
Title:
Advance directives in mental health care: hearing the voice of the mentally ill
Authors:
Morrissey, Fiona
Affiliation:
National University of Ireland, Galway
Citation:
Morrissey F., “Advance Directives in Mental Health Care: Hearing the Voice of the Mentally Ill”, (2010) 16 (1) Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 21.
Publisher:
Thomson Reuters Professional Ireland Limited
Journal:
Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/99857
Additional Links:
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1609541
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Advance directives or “living wills” are statements by competent adults setting out their wishes in anticipation of future incapacity to make decisions. The capacity to make independent choices and decisions may be impacted by mental illness, making advance directives of relevance to mental health law. Advance mental health directives allow competent individuals to specify their treatment preferences in advance of an incapacitating mental health crisis. Advocates believe that they can enhance autonomy and empower persons with mental illness to participate in their future treatment decisions. Opponents believe that they present a wide range of legal and ethical problems, making them unworkable in practice. The potential therapeutic, economic and human rights benefits demand their consideration in the Irish mental health context.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; PSYCHIATRIC CARE; MENTAL HEALTH; HUMAN RIGHTS; LEGISLATION
Local subject classification:
PSYCHIATRIC DIRECTIVES; AUTONOMY; ADVANCE MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTIVES
ISSN:
1393-1792

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Fionaen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-26T08:08:41Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-26T08:08:41Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.citationMorrissey F., “Advance Directives in Mental Health Care: Hearing the Voice of the Mentally Ill”, (2010) 16 (1) Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 21.en
dc.identifier.issn1393-1792-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/99857-
dc.descriptionAdvance directives or “living wills” are statements by competent adults setting out their wishes in anticipation of future incapacity to make decisions. The capacity to make independent choices and decisions may be impacted by mental illness, making advance directives of relevance to mental health law. Advance mental health directives allow competent individuals to specify their treatment preferences in advance of an incapacitating mental health crisis. Advocates believe that they can enhance autonomy and empower persons with mental illness to participate in their future treatment decisions. Opponents believe that they present a wide range of legal and ethical problems, making them unworkable in practice. The potential therapeutic, economic and human rights benefits demand their consideration in the Irish mental health context.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThomson Reuters Professional Ireland Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1609541en
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH SERVICESen
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC CAREen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectHUMAN RIGHTSen
dc.subjectLEGISLATIONen
dc.subject.otherPSYCHIATRIC DIRECTIVESen
dc.subject.otherAUTONOMYen
dc.subject.otherADVANCE MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTIVESen
dc.titleAdvance directives in mental health care: hearing the voice of the mentally illen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational University of Ireland, Galwayen
dc.identifier.journalMedico-Legal Journal of Irelanden
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