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Family Policies, Procedures and Forms

 Policies and Forms

Commonly used acronyms at Oregon State Hospital

This list of acronyms is designed to help patients navigate through their experience at Oregon State Hospital. Community providers also use many of these terms.

 Acronym List

Advance Directives

As a patient at Oregon State Hospital, you have a legal right to complete an advance directive if you “have capacity.” Having capacity means that a court, your physician, or your psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) has determined you can make and communicate health care decisions to medical providers.

 Advance Directives

Services Outside the Hospital

The websites and information provided below can connect you to mental health and support services outside the Oregon State Hospital.

The goal of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer's Association office can give you correct contact information for your local community chapter.​
The network is a nonprofit network of experienced volunteers offering support and resources to persons with memory loss, their families and caregivers.
Local head injury support groups are throughout the state.
Disability Rights Oregon, a federally funded organization, is the officially designated legal advocate for persons with mental illness in Oregon. The organization employs advocates and legal staff who can assist a patient with concerns about treatment received, needs not adequately met and other issues pertaining to patient rights.
An inclusive grassroots organization dedicated to empowering consumer and survivor voices to drive services and policies that foster wellness and full participation in the community.
Statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families through free family-to-family education; free family and peer support groups; and legislative advocacy.​
Website: NAMI Oregon
Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.​

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