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Book Reviews E t h i cs, Injuries and the Law in Sports Medicine Reviewed by Simon Gardiner, Sports Law Centre, Anglia Polytechnic E d wa rd Grays o n University Ox fo rd : B u tt e r wo r t h Ð H e i n e m a n n Edward Grayson is well known within the world of sports law. His ( 1 9 9 9 ) well-rehearsed thesis is that ‘the rule of law’ will return the parlous ISBN 0 70615 761 state of contemporary sport to a past golden age epitomised by Corinthian values. In his new book, he has turned his attention to the P r i ce £20 (paperback) difficult legal and ethical issues involved in sport that medical practi- tioners are faced with. This includes, for example, the duty to the wellbeing of children in the context of some sports such as swimming and gymnastics where they participate at an increasingly younger age. In addition, the doctor’s role in advising athletes, prescribing drugs and administering allied treatment has become highlighted recently with concern over the longstanding custom of prescribing pain-killing injections of drugs such as cortisone to ailing athletes. Grayson approaches http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The British Journal of Forensic Practice Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1463-6646
DOI
10.1108/14636646200100007
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Abstract

E t h i cs, Injuries and the Law in Sports Medicine Reviewed by Simon Gardiner, Sports Law Centre, Anglia Polytechnic E d wa rd Grays o n University Ox fo rd : B u tt e r wo r t h Ð H e i n e m a n n Edward Grayson is well known within the world of sports law. His ( 1 9 9 9 ) well-rehearsed thesis is that ‘the rule of law’ will return the parlous ISBN 0 70615 761 state of contemporary sport to a past golden age epitomised by Corinthian values. In his new book, he has turned his attention to the P r i ce £20 (paperback) difficult legal and ethical issues involved in sport that medical practi- tioners are faced with. This includes, for example, the duty to the wellbeing of children in the context of some sports such as swimming and gymnastics where they participate at an increasingly younger age. In addition, the doctor’s role in advising athletes, prescribing drugs and administering allied treatment has become highlighted recently with concern over the longstanding custom of prescribing pain-killing injections of drugs such as cortisone to ailing athletes. Grayson approaches

Journal

The British Journal of Forensic PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2001

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