Should hospitals install cameras in patients’ rooms?


LKeskinen | iStock + Monkey Business Images | Thinkstock

LKeskinen | iStock + Monkey Business Images | Thinkstock

America’s Funniest Home Videos would be nothing without cameras, but the truth is that video cameras’ functions can really run the gamut. Taken outside the family-fun context, they can shift very easily into the realm of eerie, verging on something reminiscent of Big Brother.

Needless to say, these modern-day time capsules are ripe for controversy, especially within the medical field. As video cameras become more prevalent in hospitals, particularly in patients’ rooms, the conversation is really picking up. And the verdict? Well, it’s mixed. Check out the Fall 2014 issue of Scrubs to read more about the pros and cons that medical professionals are citing. Then, tell us what you think here!

Are cameras in patients' rooms appropriate?

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