The Ethics of Sports Medicine

1st Edition

Claudio Tamburrini, Torbjörn Tännsjö

Routledge
Published January 15, 2012
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9780415518727 - CAT# Y135121
Series: Ethics and Sport

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Summary

The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as:

  • are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy granted to patients in general medicine?
  • could there be a moral obligation to correct injustices produced by the genetic lottery?
  • how should the goals of sports medicine be viewed from the perspective of rationing scarce health care resources?

This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

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