Subject: Sports Ethics

Ethics, Health Care, Public Health, Sports Ethics

This Bioethicist is (Maybe) Done With The NFL And Its Super-Spreader Event

by Keisha Ray, PhD On Sunday February 7, 2021, during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, 25,000 people gathered at&nbs...

February 7, 2021

Ethics, Genetics, Justice, Social Justice, Sports Ethics

Caster Semenya Challenges What it Means to be a Woman in Sport and Loses

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D. Since 2009 Caster Semenya has been the face of hyperandrogenism in women’s sports and today her c...

May 1, 2019

Editorial-AJOB, Justice, Sports Ethics

“Natural” Talents and Dedication—Meanings and Values in Sport

This post also appears as an editorial in the June 2018 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by Thomas H. Murray,...

June 4, 2018

Justice, Philosophy & Ethics, Sports Ethics

Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Sport, and the Ideal of Natural Athletic Performance

Abstract The use of certain performance-enhancing drugs (PED) is banned in sport. I discuss critically standard justific...

Professional Ethics, Sports Ethics, Technology

“Natural” Talents and Dedication—Meanings and Values in Sport

Abstract “Good ethics begins with good facts” is a mantra I learned in my early years at The Hastings Center. The re...

Sports Ethics

Heads Up: Time to Say Goodbye to Football

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. Suppose a prescribed drug caused brain damage in 99.1% of people who took it. Would you take the...

July 25, 2017

Informed Consent, Privacy, Professional Ethics, Sports Ethics

Tracking U.S. Professional Athletes: The Ethics of Biometric Technologies

Abstract Professional sport in the United States has widely adopted biometric technologies, dramatically expanding the m...

Sports Ethics

Is it Time for The NFL to Change Its Policy on Medical Marijuana?

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D. Seantrel Henderson is a 24-year-old player on The National Football League’s (NFL) Buffalo Bills....

December 7, 2016

Public Health, Sports Ethics

A Sporting Chance: Had We Been Willing, We Could Have Moved or Delayed the Rio Olympics

by Adam R. Houston, JD, MA, LLM It looks like the Rio Olympics are indeed going to happen; fingers crossed that all the ...

July 28, 2016

Politics, Public Health, Sports Ethics

Response to Zika and the Olympics Letter

The following letter was received by bioethics.net in response to our link to a letter written by professionals urging t...

May 31, 2016

Politics, Public Health, Sports Ethics

Rio Olympics Later:­ For the Good of Both Public Health and Sport

by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. It is imperative that an open, transparent discussion of the risks of holding the Olympics as pl...

May 27, 2016

Sports Ethics

Medical Ethics and School Football

Abstract Health professionals should call for ending public school tackle football programs. We disagree with the perspe...

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