Video surveillance in psychiatry

Video Surveillance

Short description

Video surveillance is used in inpatient psychiatry in many countries and institutions. However, its use varies considerably because of a lack of research, discussion, and agreement on best practice. Our study provides an overview of current issues in the use of video surveillance in psychiatry, with a focus on ethical questions and their practical implications.

Collaboratoring universities – persons

Involved PAPE group researchers


  • Appenzeller, Y. E., Appelbaum, P. S., & Trachsel, M. (2020). Ethical and practical issues in video surveillance of psychiatric units. Psychiatric Services, 71(5), 480-486.