Surveillance cameras in pedi patient's home? - page 8

I have been working this case for my 8 year-old private care patient for a few years. Her other two nurses have been there longer than me. We are considered family by her parents and they are very... Read More

  1. by   prmenrs
    Have you seen some of the stuff nanny cams and cams in nursing homes pick up? If I had a special needs child or an fragile elderly person who needed nursing care, I'd want to observe them, too.
  2. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    I think what she means is the nurse has the right to refuse a case. This is true, once you orient or start a case you have every right to tell your agency that you don't wish to be assigned that case and the fence finds another nurse (you don't walk out on the case as that would be abandonment). Just like a family can call the agency to refuse a nurse (request a change in provider). My classmate oriented to my primary case. Parents weren't comfortable and they requested the agency never send her back, and she hasn't been back since.
    The fence?
  3. by   Kooky Korky
    I wonder if the nurse can wear a body camera that pictures the setting from her perspective.
  4. by   tami2017
    Calliotter3 here in TX at least it is standard practice and ALL families have cameras. We all just have to live with it or we don't have a job. Yes it's unpleasant, and yes, I've had the Nazi mom that had nothing better to do all day than watch my every move from her bdrm, but aside from extreme cases like that it's not so bad.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Quote from tami2017
    Calliotter3 here in TX at least it is standard practice and ALL families have cameras. We all just have to live with it or we don't have a job. Yes it's unpleasant, and yes, I've had the Nazi mom that had nothing better to do all day than watch my every move from her bdrm, but aside from extreme cases like that it's not so bad.
    Everyone involved has a choice. The family insists on having cameras, then nurses have the choice not to work in that kind of atmosphere. The agency has the choice whether or not they are going to attempt to accommodate the family. The obligation of the agency is to provide nurses professionally capable of providing the required nursing care. That is all. They do not need to put any kind of further stipulation on their employees or their customers. If agencies refused to make working with cameras rolling a stipulation for work, then the families would have the choice to take their business elsewhere or provide the nursing care themselves. When somebody makes it a point to inform me they want my cooperation in providing them evidence to more easily sue me and my employer, you can bet I won't buy into that scenario. If the family does not trust me to take care of the patient without cameras rolling then they don't want me in their home and I don't want to enter their home. All is well.

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