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Covert Video Surveillance: An Assessment of the Staffordshire Protocol

Terry Thomas
Journal of Medical Ethics
Vol. 22, No. 1 (Feb., 1996), pp. 22-25
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27717688
Page Count: 4
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Abstract

An assessment of a protocol devised to guide practitioners thinking of using covert video surveillance. Such surveillance is particularly used to help identify cases of Munchausen's syndrome by proxy. The protocol in question has been written by staff at the Academic Department of Paediatrics, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent in association with their local Area Child Protection Committee and has been commended by the Department of Health to others wishing to implement covert video surveillance.

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