Ethics, Injuries and the Law in Sports Medicine

Ethics, Injuries and the Law in Sports Medicine

by Edward Grayson, Catherine Bond
     
 

The original book addresses the key legal and ethical issues in the rapidly developing specialty of sports and exercise medicine.

Edward Grayson uses the World Medical Association Ethical Guidelines for Sports Medicine as a coherent framework within which to explain, for health professionals, how the traditional medico-legal criteria apply both nationally and

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The original book addresses the key legal and ethical issues in the rapidly developing specialty of sports and exercise medicine.

Edward Grayson uses the World Medical Association Ethical Guidelines for Sports Medicine as a coherent framework within which to explain, for health professionals, how the traditional medico-legal criteria apply both nationally and internationally. Topics discussed include some of the more controversial issues which are becoming a frequent occurrence 'on and off the field', and are regularly featured in the media.

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Reviewer: Matthew J. Mitten, JD (Marquette University Law School)
Description: This is a practical medico-legal guide to supplement existing sports medicine legal literature with a focus on World Medical Association ethical guidelines for sports medicine physicians.
Purpose: According to the author, the purpose is to fill a gap in the available literature for sports medicine physicians, a worthwhile objective that is accomplished here.
Audience: The author is a well respected and well credentialed attorney and sports law professor. From the author's perspective and in my judgment, this book is written for sports medicine practitioners.
Features: This book is, primarily, a review of World Medical Association ethical guidelines for sports medicine physicians. The author provides practical advice to enable readers to comply with their ethical and legal obligations when providing medical care to competitive athletes. Although the content is interesting, I found it difficult to read because the discussion within each chapter lacks organization and necessary transitions between different topics.
Assessment: This is a valuable contribution because it is one of the few books that provides an integrated discussion of ethical and legal issues in sports medicine. It is written primarily with reference to British law concerning sports medicine issues, but also is useful to American sports medicine physicians because they encounter similar ethical and legal issues in their practice.
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Matthew J. Mitten
This is a practical medico-legal guide to supplement existing sports medicine legal literature with a focus on World Medical Association ethical guidelines for sports medicine physicians. According to the author, the purpose is to fill a gap in the available literature for sports medicine physicians, a worthwhile objective that is accomplished here. The author is a well respected and well credentialed attorney and sports law professor. From the author's perspective and in my judgment, this book is written for sports medicine practitioners. This book is, primarily, a review of World Medical Association ethical guidelines for sports medicine physicians. The author provides practical advice to enable readers to comply with their ethical and legal obligations when providing medical care to competitive athletes. Although the content is interesting, I found it difficult to read because the discussion within each chapter lacks organization and necessary transitions between different topics. This is a valuable contribution because it is one of the few books that provides an integrated discussion of ethical and legal issues in sports medicine. It is written primarily with reference to British law concerning sports medicine issues, but also is useful to American sports medicine physicians because they encounter similar ethical and legal issues in their practice.
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British lawyer Grayson uses the World Medical Association Ethical Guidelines for Sports Medicine as a framework within which to explain to health professionals how the traditional medico-legal criteria apply both nationally and internationally. He takes up such issues as children, professionals, drugs, confidentiality, regulations, and public protection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750615761
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/17/1999
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
14.00(w) x 22.00(h) x (d)

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