This document is not a definitive guide to all aspects of what is a difficult and continually evolving area of the law, and where there are complex professional and ethical issues.

However, illustrating some of the problems and sharing management approaches used in practice, the document will assist clinicians to ensure that there are adequate safeguards to protect vulnerable adults or people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions in this area, whilst not being unduly restrictive.

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