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Advance statements in adult mental healthcare: an update

  • Jelena Jankovic (a1), Felicity Richards (a2), Giles Berrisford (a3) and Stefan Priebe (a4)

Summary

In this article we re-examine the conclusions of our article on advance statements in adult mental healthcare that was published in 2010 in the light of new literature published in the intervening decade. We explore the results of studies on the implementation and effectiveness of advance statements in adult mental health services, and then summarise recommendations for legislative changes from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 that are relevant for England and Wales.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this article you will be able to:

  • appreciate recent evidence regarding implementation, content and effectiveness of advance statements in adult mental health services
  • demonstrate basic understanding of current legislation on advance statements in adult mental health in England and Wales
  • apply the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 (England and Wales) on patient's choice and autonomy in making decisions about care and treatment.

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Corresponding author

Correspondence Dr Jelena Jankovic, Perinatal Mental Health Service, The Barberry, 25 Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2FG, UK. Email: j.jankovic@nhs.net

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DECLARATION OF INTEREST: None.

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Advance statements in adult mental healthcare: an update

  • Jelena Jankovic (a1), Felicity Richards (a2), Giles Berrisford (a3) and Stefan Priebe (a4)

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  • Jelena Jankovic (a1), Felicity Richards (a2), Giles Berrisford (a3) and Stefan Priebe (a4)
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