Sports Ethics: Magnuson, D.
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A brief examination of media coverage of topics relating to Ethics in sport, especially surrounding the actions and duties of Athletic trainers in sport.
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RIPPED: KIDS AND STEROIDS

The last few months, we've had one story after another about steroids. Olympic track star Marion Jones got 6 months in prison and had to give back her gold m...

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This YouTube video spotlights a growing problem, with steroid use filtering down from the professional ranks to high school athletes.  It shows the ethical difficulty in dealing with steroids, as not everyone agrees that it is wrong or bad for your body.

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Jeffery Carson's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:23 AM

Should all high school sports kids be tested for steroids?  You make the call.

MaryGrace Balaban's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:25 PM

Just wanted an edge? This body builder got a lot more than that.

Jason Cain's curator insight, March 16, 2014 1:15 PM

The use of steroids is quiet popular. Especially in the program that are not being tested for the use of steroids. Most high schools do not test for steroid use and most junior colleges do not. Although this video shows that there is  a clear addiction to the drug and negative effects that come along as a result of using the drugs. Even if it is not caught now years down the road it can come back to harm one.

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JP Case Middle School athletic trainer to host community health education series - MyCentralJersey.com

JP Case Middle School athletic trainer to host community health education series - MyCentralJersey.com | Sports Ethics: Magnuson, D. | Scoop.it
JP Case Middle School athletic trainer to host community health education series MyCentralJersey.com “Healthy and Active,” a monthly educational series led by Ryan Stevens, a certified athletic trainer from Somerset Medical Center Sports Medicine...
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This article highlights one of the critical jobs of an athletic trainer, and one of the ways to do things right ethically for the community.  The kind of outreach events showcased in this article reveal a responsibility on the part of certified athletic trainers to educate, not simply diagnose and treat.

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Sidelines situation: Medical experts provide care to student-athletes - nwitimes.com

Sidelines situation: Medical experts provide care to student-athletes - nwitimes.com | Sports Ethics: Magnuson, D. | Scoop.it
Sidelines situation: Medical experts provide care to student-athletes
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A certified athletic trainer has many different responsibilities when providing athletic health care.

Via PocketAT
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This article reveals the important role an athletic trainer has in immediate diagnosis of injuries and sports related conditions.  This article highlights the lack of regulation and uniformity among states and school districts, in requiring licensed athletic trainers for high school sporting events.  This poses an ethical question in how far does a school go beyond the letter of the law to provide for the safety of their charges.

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Business Ethics – What's the Answer? | aQQolade

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Call it sports, but business ethics should apply in these cases. I'm old enough to remember the years when our Olympic nameless-indoor-sports-team members were amateurs, not allowed to be professionals (in the sense of ...
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This article attempts in part to play devil's advocate in the argument about performance enhancing drugs, and the ripple effect that is felt when a player achieves success while "cheating."  Is after-the-fact enforcement really the answer?  Is it right to punish the player years later, when the outcomes have already been decided, and the profit has already been spent?

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Rodriguez’s ‘Gummies’: Files Detail Doping, Down to Milligram

Rodriguez’s ‘Gummies’: Files Detail Doping, Down to Milligram | Sports Ethics: Magnuson, D. | Scoop.it
A report describes the complicated diet of a big-league doper who juggled four injections with two muscle treatments, two skin creams, two lozenges and six oral doses.
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Alex Rodriguez and his rolling pharmacy:  Even if only most of these substances made it into his body, "A-Rod" should feel concerned for his long term health, moreso even than his continued baseball career.  The ethical ramifications of such a complicated cheating regimen are far-reaching, including who else on his team or the Yankees staff knew about it, and why nothing else was said before the fateful stolen documents in Florida in 2012.  

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Do no harm? NFL’s medical dilemma

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PART ONE | Medical care in the NFL is medicine turned on its head, often with troubling results.

Via Ashley De Freitas
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The first paragraph of this article says it all,  With no fewer than 11 hired medical personnel watching from the sidelines, no one intervened (or ever intervenes) to prevent obvious injuries on the football field.  The medical ethics of the National Football League are called into question in this article from the Washington Post.

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'We Didn't Want the Athletic Trainer Beholden to the Coach' - Players ...

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“We didn't want the athletic trainer beholden to the coach,” says Daniel N. Hooker, who recently retired as head athletic trainer after more than 40 years at the university. As part of my article, my colleague Jonah Newman and I ...

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This article identifies the difficulty of dealing with the pressures of big time college sports, the contradictory goals of caring for the student athletes and winning big to satisfy boosters, alumni, sponsors and school leadership.  To remove that ethical dilemma, some schools are sheltering their athletic training departments from the athletic department.

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Is it morally permissible for parents to encourage ... - Practical Ethics

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Concussions are prevalent in high-impact and much-beloved sports such as American and Australian football, rugby, and hockey. Concussions are harmful – recent.
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This article brings up the ethical question of whether parents should allow their children to play contact sports such as football.  Even knowingonly partial information about the long-term effects of concussions, do parents have the responsibility to make that decision to shelter their children from possible debilitating injury?  That is the question parents need to ask themselves.

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The Ethics of Teaching My Son to Love Pro Football - The Atlantic

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The Ethics of Teaching My Son to Love Pro Football
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Like countless other middle-aged American men, some of my happiest childhood memories involve watching professional sports with my dad.
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This article brings up the little-considered issue of fan responsibility in promulgating the games they love.  Do we as fans have an ethical responsibility to demand changes to make games less violent?  These are questions that every fan must take into account and evaluate based on their own personal ethics.

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The War on Doping - theage.tv - ETHICS IN SPORT/HUMAN PERFORMANCE

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Despite the probability of getting caught, professional athletes continue to be tempted to take chemical shortcuts to cheat their way to victory, fame and fortune.

Via Craig Crossley, Renee Anne Shirley
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Despite several high profile cases in the last few years, it is clear that athletes are still willing to risk their careers for the artificial gains from doping and steroids.  Stepping outside the rules for a competitive advantage raises ethical questions for the athletes, their trainers and coaches, and even national team officials and politicians, who see athletic success as proving national superiority.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:58 AM

YEAR 11/12 HPE - ETHICS IN SPORT / HUMAN PERFORMANCE

53 MINUTE EPISODE - gives an excellent historical account of those who tried and those who failed and how every four years, someone else will attempt to cross 'an ethical line' for olympic glory. Worth the time if not for course work, but for your own general interest - IN FACT, dear students, ALL of you were not even born when 'Ben Johnson' so famously brought the issue of PED's to the forefront of the collective sporting world. Take some time to find out....

Renee Anne Shirley's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:35 PM

IMO athletes believe that the odds of getting caught cheating are significantly less than the rewards to be gained from doping...until we can lessen the odds we will continue to lose the war! In this video Prof Arne Ljungqvist provides insights into some high-profile doping scandals, including the Ben Johnson scandal and Balco affair. 

Jason Hammel's curator insight, May 9, 2015 12:43 PM

No matter the punishment professional athletes continue to take the risk with steroids and other performance enhancing drugs