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Geiderman JM, Larkin GL. Commercial Filming of Patient Care Activities in Hospitals. JAMA. 2002;288(3):373–379. doi:10.1001/jama.288.3.373
Author Affiliations: Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department, Department of Emergency Medicine and the Cedars-Sinai Center for Health Care Ethics, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif (Dr Geiderman); and Department of Surgery/Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas (Dr Larkin).
Medicine and the Media Section Editor: Annette
Flanagin, RN, MA, Managing Senior Editor.
Commercial filming of patient care activities is common in hospital
settings. This article reviews common circumstances in which patients are
commercially filmed, explores the potential positive and negative aspects
of filming, and considers the ethical and legal issues associated with commercial
filming of patients in hospital settings. We examine the competing goals of
commercial filming and the duties of journalists vs the rights of patients
to privacy. Current standards and recommendations for commercial filming of
patient care activities are reviewed and additional recommendations are offered.
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