Some ethical issues surrounding covert video surveillance--a response

Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (2):104-115 (1995)

Abstract
In a recent article in this journal our unit was accused of a number of errors of judgment in applying covert video surveillance (CVS) to infants and children suspected of life-threatening abuse. The article implied, that on moving from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London to North Staffordshire Hospital, we failed to present our work to the Research Ethics Committee (REC). We did send our protocol to the REC though we did not consider that, after a total of 16 patients had been documented as being the subject of life-threatening abuse, this was research. The REC in Staffordshire agreed with us. We were also accused of undertaking work that should be pursued by the Police. We agree with this. However, unlike the Metropolitan Police the Staffordshire Police would not undertake CVS. We fail to agree that 'working together' with parents is necessarily practical or safe when trying to protect children from life-threatening abuse of this kind
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1136/jme.21.2.104
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 45,629
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

On Being Responsible.Graham Haydon - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (110):46-57.
Systematic Theology.I. M. Crombie & Paul Tillich - 1960 - Philosophical Review 69 (3):407.

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Reply to Dr. Evans Re Covert Video Surveillance.D. P. Southall & M. P. Samuels - 1996 - Journal of Medical Ethics 22 (1):32-32.
Covert Video Surveillance Continues to Provoke Debate.E. A. Shinebourne - 1996 - Journal of Medical Ethics 22 (6):351-351.
Trust, Covert Surveillance and Fiduciary Obligations.Wayne Vaught - 2003 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (1):87-92.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-09-13

Total views
56 ( #155,216 of 2,280,598 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #835,594 of 2,280,598 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature