Ethics and the professional team physician

Clin Sports Med. 2004 Apr;23(2):227-41, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2004.01.001.


The professional team physician may face ethical questions that are unique to the practice of sports medicine. There are numerous pressures that potentially may affect or interfere with ethical medical decision-making. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of these issues and to increase awareness of them for the practicing team physician and trainers and others involved in professional sports.

MeSH terms

  • Advertising
  • Confidentiality / ethics
  • Confidentiality / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Decision Making / ethics
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Legislation, Medical
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Sports Medicine / ethics*
  • United States