Purpose – This article seeks to explore the use of surveillance in personal litigation. Design/methodology/approach – The paper involves a discussion drawing upon case material in relation to acquired brain injury. Findings – Surveillance can have a detrimental effect upon the person with traumatic brain injury's emotional state and psychological wellbeing, adversely effecting rehabilitation and potentially producing misleading information. Practical implications – This paper raises awareness of the possible ramifications of surveillance and the need for vigilance by families and social care staff. Originality/value – The paper highlights the ethical implications and potential adverse effects of surveillance.
Social Care and Neurodisability – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 17, 2012
Keywords: Surveillance; Defence tactics; Litigation; Personal injury; Damages