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Title: Advance statements in the new Victorian Mental Health Act.
Authors: Saraf, Sudeep
Affiliation: Consultant psychiatrist, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Rosanna, VIC, Australia
Issue Date: 28-Apr-2015
Citation: Australasian Psychiatry : Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2015; 23(3): 230-2
Abstract: There is growing recognition of the utility of advance statements in the area of mental health. The definition of advance statements and procedure for making and varying advance statements under the Victorian legislation is described. The implications for psychiatrists, mental health tribunals and the process should the psychiatrist vary their decision from that made in the advance statement are discussed.Advance statements being enshrined in legislation is another step in the direction of recovery-oriented service provision for persons with mental illness. The challenge for services will be to develop systems and processes that promote increased uptake of these instruments to empower persons with mental illness to participate in their treatment.
Internal ID Number: 25922444
DOI: 10.1177/1039856215584527
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: advance statements
involuntary consumers
recovery-oriented service delivery
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