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Psychiatric advance directives: challenges of implementation

R Thara, T C Rameshkumar

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2012.032


Abstract

A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a document which outlines the patient’s preference in her/his treatment. This is executed when the patient has capacity, so that these directions can guide treatment at a later date when s/he is unwell.

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