The Intensive Care Society & the Faculty of Intensive Care Management have issued updated guidance for their practitioners following the Court of Appeal decision in Ferreira.
The two organisations, who intervened in the appeal, welcomed that decision as it confirmed that in general DoLs does not apply in the administration of life saving treatment. However the guidance also notes that questions remain and that in
"cases where significant coercion may be required to provide treatment, it may be prudent to seek legal advice and wider support within the Trust in any event."
The guidance, which was prepared by Browne Jacobson, can be found here.
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