Family-Controlled Surveillance Camera Project
Contents of this page:
1) Understanding the Project
2) Articles on Family-Controlled Surveillance Cameras
3) We Seek Information on Facilities Using Surveillance Cameras
Understanding the Project:
Press Release on the Camera Project
Information on the Family-Controlled Surveillance Camera Project
Positive Changes Resulting from Using Family-Controlled Surveillance Cameras
Why Surveillance Cameras, Although Legal, Are Not Being Used
Answers to Camera Concerns Voiced by Nursing Home Owners
Why Family-Controlled Surveillance Cameras Are Needed
Privacy Issues Relating to Family-Controlled Surveillance Cameras
Articles published on family-controlled surveillance cameras
Florida's nursing home residents should have the right to install video cameras in their rooms, a state task force said on January 24, 2002. Click here for information
Other articles on surveillance cameras:
Family-Controlled Surveillance Cameras for Safety, Dignity and Peace of Mind
We Seek Information on Facilities that are Using Surveillance CamerasWe expect the right of the nursing home resident to monitor his or her
Only a handful have been willing are willing to talk about the use and
derived from this practice.
Most, even though they have excellent care records, low turnover rates and
free residents, are not willing to go public fearing the ire of the industry. We are asking
everyone's help for information re facilities that are using surveillance extensively.
Staff at Georgetown University Hospital Do Not Mind Surveillance Cameras
Georgetown University Hospital recently conducted a study using 24 hr surveillance to
determine how much time was spent with dying patients. The study was published on October 1, 2001 in the American Journal of Medicine.
According to Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, an ethicist and Franciscan friar who placed the
surveillance cameras, the nursing and medical staff did not object to the surveillance cameras.
"They seemed to be OK with it" he said. "At the end of the study, we qualitatively asked the
nurses and house staff about the cameras. They said the routine of the day took over and they barely knew the cameras were there.
An article re this study was published in The Nursing Spectrum: "Caught on Camera: All Alone at the End of Life" by Josie Howard Ruben, RN, MS, CHPN.
|10/1/01 "Staff at Georgetown University Hospital Do Not Mind Surveillance Cameras" - American Journal of Medicine|