- Athletic Training and Sports Health Care
- September/October 2012 - Volume 4 · Issue 5: 203-206
As a profession, athletic training is expanding exponentially. Athletic trainers are faced with multiple ethical dilemmas on a daily basis. Defining what is right is often easy to do, but doing the right thing is not as simple. Conflicting loyalties, competition, job security, and organizational initiatives affect choices. Understanding the complexities of ethical decision making on the profession as a whole is essential to maintaining a competitive place in the health care arena.
Dr Peer is from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
The author has no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
The author thanks Andrew Winterstein, PhD, ATC, for inviting her contribution to increase ethical awareness in the athletic training profession.
Address correspondence to Kimberly S. Peer, EdD, ATC, FNATA, Kent State University, 350 Midway Drive, PO Box 5190, Room 266A MACC Annex, Kent, OH 44242; e-mail: Kpeer@kent.edu.