What are the experiences of adult consumers in Victorian mental health services who have an advance statement and are admitted to an inpatient unit compulsorily?

Vrinda Edan PhD Candidate & Senior Consumer Academic CentreMHN, Department of Nursing, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

This study firstly explores consumer and supporter experiences of using advanced statements. Study two uses scenarios developed by the participants to elicit the views and experiences of mental health staff. The data will be examined utilising a critical feminist approach, Standpoint Theory to establish how advanced statements work to support consumers’ decisions.

Vrinda’s PhD project is supported by a Melbourne Social Equity Institute PhD scholarship.

Principal Supervisor: A/Prof Bridget Hamilton

Co-Supervisors: Prof Lisa Brophy and Prof Bernadette McSherry, The University of Melbourne