David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (9):e6-e6 (2008)
As an employee, a sports doctor has obligations to their employer, but also professional and widely accepted obligations of a doctor to the patient . The conflict is evident when sports doctors are asked by an athlete to keep personal health information confidential from the coach and team management, and yet both doctor and athlete have employment contracts specifying that such information shall be shared. Recent research in New Zealand shows that despite the presence of an employment contract, there appears to be a wide range of behaviours among sports doctors when an athlete requests that information about them be kept from team management. Many seem willing to honour requests to keep health information about the athlete confidential, thereby being in breach of the employment contract, while others insist on informing team management against the wishes of the athlete. There are a number of potential solutions to this dilemma from forcing doctors to meet their contractual obligations, to limiting the expectations of the employment contract. This paper suggests that at times it may be appropriate to do both, making the position of the doctor clearer and supporting the ability of this group to resist pressure by coaches and management through having a robust code of ethics
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Daniela Testoni, Christoph P. Hornik, P. Brian Smith, Daniel K. Benjamin Jr & Ross E. McKinney Jr (2013). Sports Medicine and Ethics. American Journal of Bioethics 13 (10):4 - 12.
Similar books and articles
Larry O. Gostin (1997). Personal Privacy in the Health Care System: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, Managed Care, and Integrated Delivery Systems. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 7 (4):361-376.
Lauren Slive & Ryan Cramer (2012). Health Reform and the Preservation of Confidential Health Care for Young Adults. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 40 (2):383-390.
Mary A. Hums, Carol A. Barr & Laurie Gullion (1999). The Ethical Issues Confronting Managers in the Sport Industry. Journal of Business Ethics 20 (1):51 - 66.
Joe Giffels (2010). Sharing Data is a Shared Responsibility. Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (4):801-803.
Doris Schroeder & Eugenijus Gefenas (2011). Realizing Benefit Sharing – the Case of Post-Study Obligations. Bioethics 26 (6):305-314.
P. Langat, D. Pisartchik, D. Silva, C. Bernard, K. Olsen, M. Smith, S. Sahni & R. Upshur (2011). Is There a Duty to Share? Ethics of Sharing Research Data in the Context of Public Health Emergencies. Public Health Ethics 4 (1):4-11.
Thomas Alured Faunce & T. A. Bolsin, Fiduciary Disclosure of Medical Mistakes: The Duty to Promptly Notify Patients of Adverse Health Care Events.
A. John Simmons (1996). External Justifications and Institutional Roles. Journal of Philosophy 93 (1):28-36.
Anne-Marie Slowther (2006). Sharing Information in Health Care: The Nature and Limits of Confidentiality. Clinical Ethics 1 (2):82-84.
Ruth Macklin (1991). HIV-Infected Psychiatric Patients: Beyond Confidentiality. Ethics and Behavior 1 (1):3 – 20.
Norman Daniels (2008). Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly. Cambridge University Press.
Martin Benjamin (1985). Lay Obligations in Professional Relations. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (1):85-103.
N. E. Bowie (1982). 'Role' as a Moral Concept in Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (1):57-64.
Gunnar Breivik (2010). Philosophical Perfectionism – Consequences and Implications for Sport. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (1):87 – 105.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads12 ( #144,889 of 1,410,043 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #107,760 of 1,410,043 )
How can I increase my downloads?