TA Coalition Webinar: Psychiatric Advance Directives: Supporting Voice and Choice in Mental Health Crisis Settings

Psychiatric Advance Directives: Supporting Voice and Choice in Mental Health Crisis Settings

2: Addressing Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbances

2.2 Facilitate access to quality care through services expansion, outreach and engagement

2.5 Develop finance strategies to increase availability and affordability of care

 

Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) are legal tools that give people living with mental illness voice and choice in crisis situations. There are laws that support their use in 27 states, and in all states psychiatric advance directives can be created under general advance care planning statutes. They have been shown to reduce the need for involuntary commitment, and to improve communication between people with mental illness, medical providers, and social support networks. However, they are not widely used. This webinar will highlight the work of the Crisis Navigation Project in North Carolina, a collaborative effort between Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, Duke University Medical Center, and NAMI North Carolina to promote the use of PADs through a variety of educational and community engagement initiatives

 

During this webinar, participants learned about the project and how it has helped individuals in North Carolina.

 

Topics and themes:

·         Crisis planning

·         Alternative crisis response models

·         Evidence-based practice and implementation strategies

Date: 
05/21/2019
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