Ethical Considerations and Strategies for Improving Shared Decision-Making in Civil Commitment and Involuntary Hospitalization
Source: Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: Family Members, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Crisis Response System, Family, Mental Health Treatment, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization, Suicide Prevention
This webinar explores civil commitment law through the lens of civil liberties for young adults of transition age. We consider the ethical tensions between a provider or family member’s desire to help a young person experiencing serious mental illness and the young person’s autonomy. Presenters will discuss the importance of shared decision making and will provide strategies for improving the process of civil commitments for youth and their families.