Ethical use of covert videoing techniques in detecting Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Muncbausen 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.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dépistage, Enfant, Munchhausen maladie, Enregistrement vidéo, Ethique, Angleterre, Caméra cachée, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical screening, Child, Munchhausen syndrome, Video recording, Ethics, England, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0659247
Code Inist : 002B30A03. Création : 199406.