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dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Fionaen
dc.identifier.citationMorrissey 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.description.abstractAdvance 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.publisherThomson Reuters Professional Ireland Limiteden
dc.subjectAdvance directivesen
dc.subjectPsychiatric advance directivesen
dc.subjectAdvance mental health directivesen
dc.subjectMental health lawen
dc.subjectHuman rightsen
dc.titleAdvance Directives in Mental Health Care: Hearing the Voice of the Mentally Illen
dc.local.publisherstatementReproduced with the permission of the copyright holders Thomson Reuters Professional Ireland Limiteden

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