Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs)

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About the Course:

In this presentation, Patricia Siebert and Marie Verna discuss psychiatric advance directives (PADs) and what practitioners and people using services need to know about them. Discussion includes the evolution and relevance of PADs, as well as practical information for both practioners and patients/clients. Recovery to Practice (RTP) training helps behavioral health and general healthcare practitioners improve delivery of recovery-oriented services, supports, and treatment.

Publication Date:

Aired Oct. 4, 2016


Patricia Siebert; Marie Verna

About the Authors:

Patricia Siebert is an attorney with the Minnesota Disability Law Center.

Marie Verna works at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Center’s Research and Training Institute, training people to use psychiatric advance directives through various advocacy organizations.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs). It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the evolution and relevance of Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs).

  2. Describe the basics of PADs and how PADs are useful for both practioners and clients/patients.

  3. Discuss provider obligations in regards to implementing PADs.

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