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dc.creatorForeman, D.M.en
dc.creatorFarsides, C.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:48:46Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:48:46Zen
dc.date.created1993-09-04en
dc.date.issued1993-09-04en
dc.identifier10.1136/bmj.307.6904.611en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBMJ (British Medical Journal). 1993 Sep 4; 307(6904): 611-613.en
dc.identifier.issn0959-8138en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Ethical+Use+of+Covert+Videoing+Techniques+in+Detecting+Munchausen+syndrome+by+Proxy&title=BMJ+&volume=307&issue=6904&pages=611-613&date=1993&au=Foreman,+D.M.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.307.6904.611en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/743200en
dc.description.abstractMunchausen syndrome by proxy is an especially malignant form of child abuse in which the carer (usually the mother) fabricates or exacerbates illness in the child to obtain medical attention. It can result in serious illness and even death of the child and it is difficult to detect. Some investigators have used video to monitor the carer's interaction with the child without obtaining consent -- covert videoing. The technique presents several ethical problems, including exposure of the child to further abuse and a breach of trust between carer, child, and the professionals. Although covert videoing can be justified in restricted circumstances, new abuse procedures under the Children Act now seem to make its use unethical in most cases. Sufficient evidence should mostly be obtained from separation of the child and carer or videoing with consent to enable action to be taken to protect the child under an assessment order. If the new statutory instruments prove ineffective in Munchausen syndrome by proxy covert videoing may need to be re-evaluated.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/41312en
dc.subjectAlternativesen
dc.subjectBehavior Disordersen
dc.subjectChild Abuseen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectConfidentialityen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDeceptionen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectFamily Relationshipen
dc.subjectInjuriesen
dc.subjectIllnessen
dc.subjectInvestigatorsen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLaw Enforcementen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLegal Obligationsen
dc.subjectMinorsen
dc.subjectParentsen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatient Care Teamen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPrivacyen
dc.subjectProxyen
dc.subjectPsychological Stressen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.titleEthical Use of Covert Videoing Techniques in Detecting Munchausen Syndrome by Proxyen
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