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
•Why may it be appropriate to deprive a patient of
•What actions constitute deprivation of liberty?
•At what point does deprivation of liberty begin?
article concludes by providing a summary of recommendations for
the lead clinician and for the Trust.