Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

VIEWPOINT/PERSPECTIVES (THEMESECTION: MENTAL HEALTH CAREBILL, 2013)
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119--122

The curious case of the advance directive in psychiatry


Alok Sarin 
 Consultant Psychiatrist, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Alok Sarin
Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi
India

As discussions around the Mental Health Care Bill 2013 gain pace, one aspect of the bill, which is the Advance Directive, has perhaps not been discussed enough. The present essay is an attempt to explore different aspects of the advance directive in psychiatry, to understand the implications better. The article attempts to look at the conceptualization of the advance directive, questions regarding implementation, and possible unintended consequences. In doing so, it interrogates the larger question of ideology that drives the concept of the advance directive in psychiatry.


How to cite this article:
Sarin A. The curious case of the advance directive in psychiatry.Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2015;31:119-122


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Sarin A. The curious case of the advance directive in psychiatry. Indian J Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jan 19 ];31:119-122
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