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"Report Urges ‘Cultural Shift’ as Hockey Coaches Defy Concussion Specialists"

Researchers from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Montreal did a study on the dangers of concussions and how they are treated by hockey players and coaches.  The research showed that a lot of ethical questions arise surrounding the coaches and trainer's decision making regarding players who have suffered concussions.  The vast majority of coaches and trainers put players on the ice the day after they got a concussion even when a specialist suggested to keep the player on the bench until they could make a full recovery.  It seems unethical for the coaches and trainers to put their players health at risk just to make sure they win the game.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/sports/hockey/hockey-coaches-defy-doctors-on-concussions-study-finds.html 


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