Shared Decision-Making: Some cautionary observations in the context of elite sport

Paul, Darren James, Jones, Luke and Read, Paul J ORCID: 0000-0002-1508-8602 (2022) Shared Decision-Making: Some cautionary observations in the context of elite sport. Sports Medicine - Open, 8 (1). Art 44. doi:10.1186/s40798-022-00413-2

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The concept of shared decision-making (SDM) has emerged as a key component in the return to play interface as a hallmark of good practice that is athlete focused and allows greater engagement from the athlete. SDM is an appealing, well-intentioned framework that would seemingly lend itself to effectively being implemented. However, in this editorial, we have identified concerns surrounding the social complexities of elite sports and the difficulties of truly applying this concept in practice. In what follows, we explain the dynamics associated, discuss the importance of context when considering the efficacy of this practice and lastly offer what we see as certain key issues that might impede effective SDM.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Editorial
Uncontrolled Keywords: Athlete; Staff Relationships; Values; Context; Mediators; Barriers
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 10:09
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2023 09:37

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