Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fear of Litigation Makes Some Hospitals Wary of Video Cameras in Delivery Rooms

The New York Times reported that some hospitals are reconsidering policies to allow video cameras in delivery rooms "as they seek to balance safety and legal protection against the desire by some new mothers to document all aspects of their lives, including the entire birth process." While data tracking such policies is unavailable, Mike Matray of the Medical Liability Monitor said the matter "had been moving up on hospital agendas."

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