By Francis G O'Connor MD
Sanctioned by means of the yank collage of activities medication (ACSM), this useful overview addresses all parts of the activities medication subspecialty board examination—with assurance that spans the complete spectrum of activities medication, from clinical to skeletal stipulations relating to the athlete. The editors and authors contain orthopedic surgeons, family members physicians, pediatricians, inner medication experts, physiatrists, qualified athletic running shoes, actual therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, workout physiologists and extra, making sure that you’ll enjoy the huge spectrum of workmanship embraced through the specialty.
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• Seven handy sections handle common concerns, overview of the injured athlete, scientific difficulties, musculoskeletal difficulties, ideas of rehabilitation, sports-specific populations, and certain populations.
• accomplished coverage contains all subject components featured on activities drugs subspecialty board exams.
• Easy-access bulleted layout makes crucial proof uncomplicated to find and recall.
• Tables, figures, and algorithms make advanced rules effortless to understand and retain.
• a web significant other resource comprises approximately 1,000 board-style perform questions with reason for proper and flawed responses—a good way to check your wisdom and enhance your examination performance!
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Exactness and infallibility, while desirable, are not traits of even the finest sports physicians (11,13). The sports physician’s primary duty is to make the best effort to maintain or restore health and functional ability (9). Despite the athlete’s wishes, the sports physician cannot do less than seek the best possible outcome (1). The athlete’s welfare must guide all efforts. A good sports physician must have a genuine appreciation for the importance of athletics in an athlete’s life. Donald O’Donoghue, MD, suggests the following timeless precepts for sports physicians: accept athletics, avoid expediency, adopt the best methods, act promptly, and try to achieve perfection (14).
P. 67–77. 06/14/12 4:52 AM 2 Ethical Considerations in Sports Medicine Ralph G. Oriscello and Christopher E. Jonas INTRODUCTION ■ Ethics in general terms is the conforming to accepted stan- dards or principles of conduct. No one achieves ethical perfection, but most sports physicians are good by nature and guided by high ethical standards. Sports themselves are considered to reflect values generally considered to be important to society: character building, health promotion, and the pursuit of competitive excellence and enjoyment (3).
Dispensing medications by individuals not licensed to do so, even if OTC, may not be allowed and could open those doing so to prosecution under appropriate laws. This may also open the individuals to liability for negligence if an untoward effect occurs. Drug Testing (See Chapter 25) ■ The team physician may be asked to participate in drug testing program for teams. ■ Careful consideration regarding the physician’s role as an “enforcer” of rules versus a counselor for medical care must be undertaken.
ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review by Francis G O'Connor MD