n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Ethical issues in return-to-sport decisions : commentary
|Article Title||Ethical issues in return-to-sport decisions : commentary|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Dec 2011|
|Pages||138 - 139|
The complexities of return-to-sport decisions are not unfamiliar to healthcare professionals working with elite and recreational athletes. Medical advances and effective rehabilitation protocols have increased the potential for returning athletes to competition more quickly. However, these advances cannot keep up with the increasing expectations for athletes to perform at continually higher levels. These expectations are compounded by both the large financial rewards apportioned to most professional athletes; and increasing media attention, which creates additional social pressure.
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