Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Position Paper: The Clinician’s Role in Addressing and Preventing Maltreatment in Sport—10-year Anniversary

Stirling, AE; Taylor AR; Mountjoy ML†; Cruz EL; Bridges EJ. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, February 22, 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000001129

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“In this updated position statement, recent advancements in research on issues of maltreatment are summarized and specific recommendations are provided on how the medical community can contribute to appropriately identifying, treating, and preventing harm in sport, as well as their role in advocating for the health and well-being of athletes in their care.” The authors provide detailed information on the terminology, definitions, and types of maltreatment (e.g., bullying, neglect, discrimination, abuse). They also offered a table with examples of maltreatment in sport. The recommendations address important questions like “What should I do if an athlete discloses an experience of maltreatment?” and “What should I do if I suspect a case of maltreatment in sport, but I am not sure?”

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