The devastating long-term effects of concussions and the apparent mismanagement of concussion treatment among college and professional athletes have received major media attention in recent years. Do athletes—especially young ones—and their parents understand the physical risks and potential lifelong costs involved with playing their sport? Are injuries handled properly, or are players’ careers and teams’ successes put ahead of health and safety?
Written by a Harvard-educated doctor who conducts clinical and scientific research in the area of sports injuries and concussive brain injuries, this book provides readers with honest and authoritative information about concussions. The book’s chapters address the subject from all angles and shed light on current debates related to concussions caused by sports injuries and accidents.
- Examines the topic of concussions from historical and legal/ethical perspectives as well as medical perspectives and provides insights into current issues and controversies
- Includes excerpts from primary source documents that provide additional information and bolster students' critical thinking skills
- Provides a full complement of research tools for students: a timeline, glossary, index, and sources for additional information