The Professional Responsibility of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeons as Advocates for Sports Injury Prevention
Health advocacy has been defined as ‘Action by a physician to promote those social, economic, educational, and political changes that ameliorate the suffering and threats to human health and well-being that he or she identifies through his or her professional work and expertise’ . Advocacy has also been proposed to form a principle component of being a medical professional and of professionalism itself [2–4].
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