Implementing psychiatric advance directives: Service provider issues and answers

  title={Implementing psychiatric advance directives: Service provider issues and answers},
  author={Debra S. Srebnik and JD LisaBrodoff},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) are an emerging method for adults with serious and persistent mental illness to document treatment preferences in advance of periods of incapacity. This article presents and responds to issues most frequently raised by service providers when planning for implementation of PADs. Issues discussed include access to PADs; competency to execute PADs; the relationship of PADs to standards of care, resource availability, and involuntary treatment; roles of service… CONTINUE READING

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