Psychiatric advance directives: qualitative study of informed deliberations by mental health service users.

@article{Amering2005PsychiatricAD,
  title={Psychiatric advance directives: qualitative study of informed deliberations by mental health service users.},
  author={Michaela Amering and Peter Stastny and K. Hopper},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2005},
  volume={186},
  pages={
          247-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Established legal mandates and high expectations for psychiatric advance directives are not matched by empirical evidence documenting their actual implementation. AIMS To explore the interests, concerns and planning activities of informed mental health service users contemplating such directives. METHOD Standard qualitative research techniques were used: field observations, interviews, focus groups, archival research and key informant interviews; 33 persons participated in the… CONTINUE READING

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