The answer: HELL NO.
But of course, there’s some nuance here.
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This is a short video but a very critical topic. The background: a physician was secretly recorded by a patient and the 30 second video was posted on Facebook. The video has since been removed but unfortunately the repercussions and negative downstream effects for the physician still continue.
Most physicians and patients can see the benefit of an OPEN recording (the product of mutual consent). Discharge instructions, a cancer diagnosis and treatment are examples of where a recording might be beneficial for patient education and retention. Most patients forget a large percentage of physician or team instructions and treatment plans (especially if the patient has something like a new cancer diagnosis). But recording sets up an adversarial relationship, is illegal in some states and more importantly violates the trust that is so critical in any healthcare interaction.
There are other benefits from open recording – the entire team (caregiver and patient) might treat each other with more respect and courtesy and the truth behind every encounter (especially when the patient is anesthetized) will be available (think airplane “black box”).
Ultimately making a decision about a physician’s behavior based on a secretly-recorded thirty-second video is absurd, dangerous, and abusive. Let’s bring transparency and trust to all sides of this equation.
(Thanks to Dr. Giri Venkatraman for the summary of our live video!)
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