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Advance Directives in Mental Health Care: Hearing the Voice of the Mentally Ill

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dc.contributor.author Morrissey, Fiona en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-09T09:03:10Z en
dc.date.available 2010-06-09T09:03:10Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-05 en
dc.identifier.citation Morrissey F., (2010) 'Advance Directives in Mental Health Care: Hearing the Voice of the Mentally Ill', Medico Legal Journal of Ireland 21, 16 (1) . en
dc.identifier.issn 1393-1792 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1146 en
dc.description.abstract 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. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Thomson Reuters Professional Ireland Limited en
dc.subject Advance directives en
dc.subject Psychiatric advance directives en
dc.subject Advance mental health directives en
dc.subject Mental health law en
dc.subject Autonomy en
dc.subject Human rights en
dc.title Advance Directives in Mental Health Care: Hearing the Voice of the Mentally Ill en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource www.westlaw.ie en
dc.local.publisherstatement Reproduced with the permission of the copyright holders Thomson Reuters Professional Ireland Limited en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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