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Current Research

PubMed Searches on PADs

Use these links to access recent medical research literature on psychiatric advance directives.  Each link will open a new window with articles retrieved from PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database.  Many of the articles will have abstracts available. Follow the PubMed site links for more information, including how to obtain the full article.

PAD research from 1966 to present

Advance Directives research for the past 2 years

Ethics and Advance Directives


Selected Bibliography

"Selective Bibliography on Psychiatric Advance Directives" PDF
A collection of articles from the research literature on Psychiatric Advance Directives and surrounding topics.


Other Research Items

"A Typology of Advance Statements in Mental Health Care" PDF
Claire Henderson, Jeffrey W. Swanson, George Szmukler, Graham Thornicroft, Martin Zinkler
Psychiatric Services, 59, 63 - 71, 2008. 

"Competence to complete psychiatric advance directives: Effects of facilitated decision making"  PDF
Elbogen, E. B., Swanson, J., Appelbaum, P., Swartz M., Ferron, J. and Van Dorn, R. (2007)
Law and Human Behavior, 31, 275 - 289.

"Effect of patients' reasons for refusing treatment on implementing psychiatric advance directives"  PDF
Wilder C, Elbogen E, Swartz M, Swanson J, Van Dorn R.
Psychiatric Services, Volume 58, Number 10: 1348-1350, October 2007         

"Facilitated Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Randomized Trial of an Intervention to Foster Advance Treatment Planning Among Persons with Severe Mental Illness" PDF
Jeffrey W. Swanson, Marvin S. Swartz, Eric B. Elbogen, Richard A. Van Dorn, Joelle Ferron, H. Ryan Wagner, Barbara J. McCauley, Mimi Kim.
American Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 163, Number 11: 1943-1951, November 2006

"Superseding PADs -- Ethical & Legal Considerations"   PDF
Jeffrey W. Swanson, S. Van McCrary, Marvin S. Swartz, Eric B. Elbogen and Richard A. Van Dorn
The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 34, Number 3: 385-394, 2006

 "Commentary 1 on Superseding PADs" PDF
Paul S. Appelbaum
The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 34, Number 3: 395-397, 2006

"Commentary 2 on Superseding PADs" PDF
George Szmukler and John Dawson
The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 34, Number 3: 398-401, 2006

"Commentary 3 on Superseding PADs" PDF
Robert Bernstein
The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 34, Number 3: 402-405, 2006

"Clinical Decision Making and Views About Psychiatric Advance Directives" PDF
Eric B. Elbogen, Marvin S. Swartz, Richard Van Dorn, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Mimi Kim, and Anna Scheyett
Psychiatric Services, Volume 57, Number 3: 350-355, March 2006

"Patient Preferences for Psychiatric Advance Directives"PDF
Marvin S. Swartz, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Richard A. Van Dorn, Eric B. Elbogen, and Martha Shumway
International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Volume 5, Number 1: 67 - 81, Spring, 2006.
Note: This link will take you to the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health website to view the article.

"Psychiatric Advance Directives Among Public Mental Health Consumers in Five U.S. Cities: Prevalence, Demand, and Correlates" PDF
Jeffrey W. Swanson, Marvin S. Swartz, Joelle Feron, Eric B. Elbogen, and Richard Van Dorn
The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 34, Number 1, 2006.

"The Content and Clinical Utility of Psychiatric Advance Directives" PDF
Debra S. Srebnik, Lindsay T. Rutherford, Tracy Peto, Joan Russo, Ellen Zick, Craig Jaffe, and Paul Holtzheimer
Psychiatric Services, Volume 56, Number 5: 592  - 598,  May 2005

"Psychiatrists' Views and Attitudes About Psychiatric Advance Directives"
Marvin S. Swartz, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Joelle Ferron, Eric B. Elbogen, Richard Van Dorn, Mimi Kim, and Anna Scheyett
International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Volume 4, Number 2, 107 - 117, Fall 2005.
Note: This link will take you to the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health website to view the article.

"Law and Psychiatry: Psychiatric Advance Directives and the Treatment of Committed Patients" PDF
Paul S. Appelbaum
Psychiatric Services, Volume 55, Number 7: 751 - 763, July 2004

"Psychiatric Advance Directives: Practical, Legal, and Ethical Issues"PDF
Marvin S. Swartz, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Eric B. Elbogen
Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Volume 4, Number 4: 97 - 107, July 2004
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"Interest in Psychiatric Advance Directives Among High Users of Crisis Services and Hospitalization"PDF
Debra S. Srebnik, Joan Russo, Julie Sage, Tracy Peto, and Ellen Zick. Psychiatric Services, Volume 54, Number 7: 981 - 986, July 2003

"Psychiatric Advance Directives: A survey of persons with schizophrenia, family members, and treatment providers" PDF
Jeffrey W. Swanson, Marvin S. Swartz, Michael J. Hannon, Eric B. Elbogen, H. Ryan Wagner, Barbara J. McCauley, Marian I. Butterfield
International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Volume 2, Number 1: 73 - 86, 2003

"Advance Directives for Mental Health Treatment" PDF
Debra S. Srebnik and John Q. La Fond 
Psychiatric Services, Volume 50, Number 7: 919 - 925, July 1999

"Advance Driectives for Psychiatric Treatment"  PDF
Paul S. Appelbaum 
Hospital and Community Psychiatry, Volume 42, Number 10: 983 - 984 , Oct 1991