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Center for Public Service Psychiatry: 10/6/11 - Advance Directives and Service Choices
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Credit Hours: CME 1.25

Target Audience:

Community Psychiatrists and other clinicians who may benefit by reviewing the public system of care and the requisite tools to manage the rapidly changing clinical, political and administrative landscape.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Promote the use of advance directives and use them appropriately in clinical practice.
  • Work collaboratively with clients to identify their wishes and service choices to incorporate them into the planning process.
  • Improve client's adherence to service plans and enable them to make an investment in them.
  • Achieve more consistent use of services and greater satisfaction by service users.


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Jeffrey Swanson, PhD - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Dr. Swanson receives grant and research support from Eli Lilly & Co. He is a member of the CE Speakers' Bureau for Pfizer.

Maria O'Connell, PhD - Director of Research and Evaluation, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Robert Marin, MD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UPMC
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Wesley Sowers, MD - Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UPMC
Dr. Sowers is a consultant with Deerfield Behavioral Health, Inc.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded ( 0.125 ) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hours.

Presenters for this program have been requested to identify financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which, in the context of their topics, could be perceived as real or apparent conflicts of interest.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.