The latest and greatest in hospitals is video surveillance of each patients bed. Hospitals are introducing this supposedly to meet the latest Joint Commission patient safety goals of reducing falls by hospitalized patients. Of course it has a side benefit of monitoring staff interactions with patients. Also it has been beneficial in countering false charges by litigious patients.
Hospital Video Surveillance - Hospital International
Would you agree to having you or your loved one under video surveillance continuously while hospitalized? I've been told there is a pause button to allow for some privacy. The video monitor would be at the nurses station.