Bodycams for hospital staff: are they the protection nurses need?
Sexual harassment and aggression is a feature of too many nurses’ working lives. Some see surveillance technology as a deterrent, but others worry it undermines trust
- Some nurses feel violence and sexual harassment are normalised in parts of the NHS, and research and police data point tend to bear that out
- Body-worn cameras are one way to address the issue, but detractors say using such technology fails to address underlying issues that foster
- Read about the experience of nurses using bodycams, why they could be a ‘huge violation’, and how nurse managers can foster safer workplaces
Nurses groped by patients and even by colleagues. Inappropriate comments about someone’s appearance or sex