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Body cameras and why nurses should keep an open mind

Use of bodycams needs more research, but evidence suggests they may have a role
illustration shows figure surrounded by security cameras – as trial suggests some benefits from their use

Use of bodycams needs more research, but evidence suggests they may have a role

If you’re reading this while travelling, your image has probably been recorded. If you are on public transport, you will have been captured on CCTV numerous times. Even your walk along the street or shopping trip will be recorded at several points.

You might be reading this on your phone at home, but your digital movements will still have been recorded – with more data captured about your interests and browsing preferences.

General acceptance of widespread surveillance

We tend to accept these intrusions in the interests of public safety and have become almost immune to their presence. It could be argued

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