Scientific article
Open access

Psychiatric advance directives, a possible way to overcome coercion and promote empowerment

Published inFrontiers in public health, vol. 2, 37
Publication date2014

Psychiatric advance directives (ADs) allow an individual to state their preferences for future treatment at times when they may be unable to make considered decisions. There are differences in their form and legal value and the process associated with their use and completion. Several studies have now been completed to assess the impact of ADs on service use and coercion. Their results give a mixed picture but directives nevertheless have the potential to support the empowerment process, minimize experienced coercion, and improve coping strategies. These may in turn reduce the frequency of in-patient service use. Further studies on the different processes of facilitation involved and on different populations are necessary to improve our knowledge and use of these potentially powerful interventions.

Citation (ISO format)
KHAZAAL, Yasser et al. Psychiatric advance directives, a possible way to overcome coercion and promote empowerment. In: Frontiers in public health, 2014, vol. 2, p. 37. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00037
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
ISSN of the journal2296-2565

Technical informations

Creation10/24/2016 11:23:00 AM
First validation10/24/2016 11:23:00 AM
Update time03/15/2023 1:06:40 AM
Status update03/15/2023 1:06:40 AM
Last indexation01/16/2024 10:37:51 PM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack