Panel of Sports Medicine and Management Experts, Professional Athletes Examine Ethical Conflicts When Treating Concussed Athletes
Solutions Needed to Keep Non-Health Factors from Hindering Appropriate Treatment
November 18, 2011 - 9:50am
Experts from NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management held a panel discussion Tuesday night on the ethics of who is responsible for ensuring appropriate medical treatment of an athlete that is injured – particularly if they may have a concussion. The issue is of concern for both adult and youth athletes: in addition to tens of thousands of professional and amateur athletes, it is estimated that more than 40 million children in the U.S. play at least one sport. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, 21 percent of these young athletes say they have been pressured to play with an injury.