Self-binding directives in mental health care – International perspectives – Midterm Symposium
  1. 30Sep.2021
    Online meeting

    Self-binding directives (or Ulysses contracts) are a special type of psychiatric advance directive by means of which mental health service users can give advance consent to compulsory hospital admission or treatment during a future mental health crisis. There is an ongoing philosophical debate over the ethical opportunities and risks of self-binding directives. This conference focuses on the attitudes of stakeholders (notably service users, informal caregivers and professionals) toward self-binding directives, with a focus on Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. New qualitative empirical evidence will be presented and discussed from an international perspective.