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"This time, with a PAD, I did not receive any treatments that I did not want. They were very respectful.  I really felt like the hospital took better care of me because I had my PAD. In fact, I think it's the best care that I've ever received."

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"U. S. District Court for the District of Vermont -- Hargrave v. Vermont Decision" PDF

"Hargrave amicus brief -- Bazelon and P&A" PDF

"Hargrave amicus -- MH Commissioners" PDF

"US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit -- Hargrave vs. Vermont Decision" PDF

"Appelbaum (2004) PADs and Treatment of Committed Patients -- Hargrave v Vermont" PDF

"Letters on Hargrave" PDF

"Swanson et al. (2006) Superseding PADs -- Ethical & Legal Considerations"   PDFThe Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Volume 34, Number 3.

 "Appelbaum (2006) Commentary 1 on Superseding PADs" PDFThe Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Volume 34, Number 3.

"Szmukler & Dawson (2006) Commentary 2 on Superseding PADs" PDFThe Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Volume 34, Number 3.

"Bernstein (2006) Commentary 3 on Superseding PADs" PDFThe Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Volume 34, Number 3.