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Mental Health: Advance Statements in mental health

Guide to library resources for staff of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne with an interest in mental health, psychiatry and psychology

Advance statements in mental health

Welcome to a special library guide on Advance Statements in mental health. This guide has been updated in response to the Victorian Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022.

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Contact:     Last update: 27 September 2023
Related guide: Supported decision making

What is an Advance Statement of Preference?

From Advance statements of preference, Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 Handbook, State of Victoria - Department of Health. Melbourne:

Advance statements of preferences are written by a person saying what treatment, care and support they prefer should they become subject to an order that authorises compulsory assessment or treatment.

An advance statement of preferences is a way of ensuring that treatment, care and support decisions better align with a patient’s preferences.

Victorian Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022

Advance statements - the Victorian experience since the Mental Health Act 2014

Mental Health Liaison Librarian

Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, Mental Health liaison 
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