Hot Topic 11: Psychiatric Advance Directives – Are they feasible?


Hot Topic 11: Psychiatric Advance Directives – Are they feasible?

(Approved by CPsychI for 1 External or Internal CPD credit)

Psychiatric advance directives (PAD) aim to assist a mental health service user indicate treatment preferences to be applied when unwell. They are significantly more complex instruments than advance directives in general healthcare. This presentation will outline the features of PADs and explore their feasibility in the Irish context.

Learning Outcomes:

1. An understanding of the background and development of PAD
2. Requirements for an acceptable PAD
3. Exploring the potential and pitfalls of PADs in the Irish mental health context

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