Department of Psychiatry

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-2223

Grand Rounds: "From involuntary outpatient commitment to psychiatric advance directives"

February 19, 2014

Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, MA, presents, “From involuntary outpatient commitment to psychiatric advance directives:  Perspectives, polemics, and practicalities in mental health policymaking.”

Dr. Swanson, a medical sociologist, is Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine. He is Faculty Fellow at the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy and directs research for the National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UNM HSC Domenici Center Auditorium

OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to:
1. Describe and compare the evidence for effectiveness and possible drawbacks of outpatient commitment and psychiatric advance directives in supporting recovery-oriented outcomes in the community for persons diagnosed with serious mental illnesses.
2. Understand how differing perspectives of key mental health stakeholder groups have shaped controversies, challenges, and potential opportunities for implementing both outpatient commitment and psychiatric advance directives as legally authorized.

All psychiatrists, other physicians, fellows, psychiatric residents, medical students and behavioral health providers  -- as well as members of the public -- are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

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