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No More Cameras In The Delivery Room?

Most of our posts here deal with gadgets physicians or other medical professionals would use, but the New York Times has published an article about issues stemming from the patient or the family bringing cameras into the delivery room.

Now, as anyone who’s been made to watch a video of a friend’s delivery during a party can attest, this isn’t a new phenomenon. However, since almost any device can record video now and it’s easiest to share the video online, medical-legal considerations are leading some hospitals to restrict any and all recordings of live births.

We’d be interested to know what our readers think. Do you let patients film you while you work?

New York Times article: Rules on Cameras in Delivery Rooms Stir Passions…

*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*


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One Response to “No More Cameras In The Delivery Room?”

  1. DeirdreB says:

    My son-in-law took pictures during the birth of my granddaughter. All except one image of a nurse holding up the baby were of my daughter and the baby. I think banning cameras is a symptom of the fear overtaking America. All patients aren’t out to sue you; patient’s families aren’t the enemy or subservient, they are part of the childbirth team.

    I love having the pictures because I wasn’t able to be there. The only picture that went on Facebook was of the two of them giving a thumbs up after the 36 hour delivery. They look physically terrible, but they are so proud it’s magical.

    Stop punishing the masses for the bad behaviour of a minority.

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