Critical care wardCritical care involves the care of the sickest patients in the hospital. Critically ill patients have usually been through a significant insult to their body (such as trauma, infection, burn) and have developed organ failure and require life-support. Critical Care is the largest theme bringing together clinicians and scientists from diverse backgrounds and includes collaborative research from hospitals throughout north-west London. Investigations range from evaluating biological mechanisms of organ failure through to the development of innovative technologies which allow the short-term and long-term support and recovery of organs. 

Many people are exposed to the environment of an Intensive care unit (ICU) either personally or through a family member. It is often a life-changing event and our work aims to reduce this impact facilitating post-ICU recovery.

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BibTex format

author = {Richardson, AL and Vizcaychipi, MP},
doi = {10.1016/j.tacc.2013.09.006},
journal = {Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care},
pages = {37--40},
title = {Medicolegal aspects of treatment on the Intensive Care Unit},
url = {},
volume = {4},
year = {2014}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Whether or not to offer treatment to a patient, is a dilemma that occurs throughout medicine. The decision to admit to the Intensive Care Unit for life-sustaining care, or for more limited treatment can be difficult. This article aims to cover consent for treatment, advance directives, and best interests, and the continued care that should be provided if the patient ends their life on the Intensive Care Unit. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
AU - Richardson,AL
AU - Vizcaychipi,MP
DO - 10.1016/j.tacc.2013.09.006
EP - 40
PY - 2014///
SN - 2210-8440
SP - 37
TI - Medicolegal aspects of treatment on the Intensive Care Unit
T2 - Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
UR -
VL - 4
ER -