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Despite the media attention, the concussion litigation has focused on the complex legal issues arising in collision sport, but has also led to heightened awareness of potential underlying concerns in concussion-management, beyond the law. A review of the literature identifies the topic as being a medical issue, a legal issue, a regulatory and governance issue, a bioethical issue, a social and cultural issue and a biomechanical issue. (Doherty, 2012). Researchers from these disciplines have published widely on the topic. However, the majority of these publications draw from distinct disciplinary perspectives, applying discipline-specific knowledge, and offering partial solutions or conclusions that respect and obey neat disciplinary lines.
This presentation will provide an overview of the issue of concussion in sport, with a focus on elite football in Australia and New Zealand. By viewing the topic in a broader interdisciplinary way, an opportunity exists to collaborate across disciplines to examine, understand and manage concussion in sport as a phenomenon that does not belong solely to a unitary disciplinary group, but rather is a blend of physical, social and cultural elements. By adopting a multi-focal view of concussion in sport, conversations and connections may lead to alternative interpretations of findings and solutions that transcend a single discipline, and lead to more sustainable outcomes for a broader range of stakeholders.
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Oct 2014|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association 24th Annual Conference - Intercontinental Hotel, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 22 Oct 2014 → 24 Oct 2014
Conference number: 24th
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association 24th Annual Conference|
|Period||22/10/14 → 24/10/14|
Annette Greenhow (Participant)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participating in a conference, workshop, ... › Oral Presentation
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Magazine Article › Professional