Power in Planning: Self Determination through Advance Psychiatric Directives
By: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
This pocket folder, released in March 2003, builds on the Bazelon Center's
earlier work regarding advance psychiatric directives. In December 1998,
the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law launched a three-year project
to explore the legal enforceability of advance directives for psychiatric
care and promote their use as a tool to assist consumers of mental health
care in making choices prior to a mental health crisis. Power in Planning
assesses the utility of advance directives generally and the
Bazelon Center's forms to prepare a psychiatric advance directive
Components of the pocket folder and the
Bazelon Center's psychiatric advance directive forms are available
in printer-friendly PDF file format and can be purchased from the
Bazelon Center's online bookstore. You will need the
free Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files.
Power in Planning: Self Determination through Advance Psychiatric
Directives was developed by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
in a three-year project funded by the Ittleson
Foundation. The production of these materials and their distribution
nationwide to public mental health systems, consumers and families, state
protection and advocacy systems and other mental health advocates is supported
by the Targeted Technical Assistance project of the National
Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and
the Division of State and Community Systems
Development (Mental Health Block Grant) of the Center for Mental Health
Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. Additional support for the
project came from the John D. and Catherine
T. MacArthur Foundation.
©2003 Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Please see www.bazelon.org for updates on this material.