Legal Issues

Friday, March 17
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Program ID #681, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 11
Strike While the Iron Is Cold: The Recovery-Oriented Benefits of Advance Directives
30-Minute Poster Session
Anne L. Metz
Advanced directives (ADs) are legal documents that let consumers direct their future health-care treatment. Many consumers report that having an AD with mental health instructions increases their sense of autonomy, empowerment, and well-being. The use of ADs has also been linked to improved clinical outcomes, such as a better working alliance and reduced rates of future involuntary treatment. This poster session will provide guidance on the basics of using ADs in recovery-oriented treatment planning.


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