Introduction: The advent of the widespread use and abuse of Performance Enhancement Substances has resulted in unique ethical challenges for physician and athlete. Advancements in medicine have produced chemical compounds capable of boosting physical performance. Material and method: When disparities in talent are minimal, an intervention that provides an edge can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Much attention has been paid to drug use by athletes, and the list of banned substances in competitive sport is lengthy and growing. Results: At first glance, the very notion of banning drug use appears to violate respect for autonomy. After all, the risks of using chemical enhancements are assumed entirely by the individual. Conclusion: Greater risks for greater gains6 is a philosophy familiar to competitive sport whether referring to individuals or game management decisions made by a coach.

DOPING: HEALTH RISK AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATION IN ADULT AND ADOLESCENT

Francavilla Vincenzo cristian
2020

Abstract

Introduction: The advent of the widespread use and abuse of Performance Enhancement Substances has resulted in unique ethical challenges for physician and athlete. Advancements in medicine have produced chemical compounds capable of boosting physical performance. Material and method: When disparities in talent are minimal, an intervention that provides an edge can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Much attention has been paid to drug use by athletes, and the list of banned substances in competitive sport is lengthy and growing. Results: At first glance, the very notion of banning drug use appears to violate respect for autonomy. After all, the risks of using chemical enhancements are assumed entirely by the individual. Conclusion: Greater risks for greater gains6 is a philosophy familiar to competitive sport whether referring to individuals or game management decisions made by a coach.
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