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Please find link below to an article based on the work performed at a colloquium organised jointly by the ICS and FICM. The purpose of the colloquium, which was made up of representatives from many of the critical care professional organisations, was to produce guidance for critical care clinicians in the application of DoLs .

The article covers:

•Who is at risk of being unlawfully deprived of their liberty?

•Why may it be appropriate to deprive a patient of their liberty?

•What actions constitute deprivation of liberty?

•At what point does deprivation of liberty begin?

The article concludes by providing a summary of recommendations for the lead clinician and for the Trust.

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