Advance decisions in secondary mental health services
Gary Sidley Consultant clinical psychologist, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
Few patients complete advance decisions in mental health services. This article reviews the potential clinical benefits of advance decisions, patients’ attitudes towards them and barriers that impede implementation. Some practical suggestions are offered on how advance decisions can be promoted effectively.
Nursing Standard. 26, 21, 44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.01.26.21.44.c8887Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review