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Body cameras in health care: The debate

Is it appropriate for healthcare professionals to wear body cameras? Here are some pros and cons, according to those debating this issue:

Pros
Provide evidence in malpractice litigation
Prompt better behavior by patients, families, and healthcare workers when they know they’re being recorded
De-escalate potentially volatile situations

Cons
Potential security and privacy violations
Interference with honest communication, especially with regard to sensitive healthcare topics such as mental health and drug misuse
Feasibility of safely storing protecting recordings

Read more on here. And we welcome your opinion on this topic.

One thought on “Body cameras in health care: The debate”

  1. David Bleam says:

    All of the “cons” can be addressed through existing technology and hardware. HIPPA already demands security of information. I feel cameras would protect all parties during some of the most unpredictable situations in the healthcare chain.
    Dave Bleam
    EMT-B

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