Psychology & Psychiatry

Pyschiatric advance directives effective for mental disorders

Peer worker-facilitated psychiatric advance directives (PW-PAD) are effective for decreasing compulsory hospital admissions among people with mental disorders, according to a study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Why it's time to talk about advance directives

Much of the global conversation around the COVID-19 pandemic has revolved around how to prevent the spread of the virus. But along with staying home, maintaining social distance and washing hands, it's important to also be ...


Dying elderly need comforting, not rescuing, according to study

UNSW medical researchers are calling for restraint on the use of aggressive life-saving treatments for frail elderly patients at the end of their lives, saying the focus should instead be placed on making patients' last days ...


Wills & living wills

(HealthDay)—No one likes to think about end-of-life issues, but it's important for every adult to have a will, no matter their age.

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