Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:43:27 +0100
potential conflicting interests:
don't know about declaring a player fit to play when he is not being
a good example of conflicting interests, but I think they could
memory serves, didn't Bob Marley die of cancer that first appeared
in a toe after an injury to the toe in a football game?
suppose that Marley was a professional football player and his club
paid for him to receive medical advice and treatment. What would
happen if he went to the doctor with his dodgy toe, good and early
and the doctor said:
we amputate the toe now, the cancer won't spread and kill you. However,
there's a 98% chance that if we give you proper treatment (chemo,
or radiotherapy or whatever), there's every chance you will make
a full recovery".
suppose, too, that
our player is a bit thicko [I know I'm stretching your imaginations
(2) that he can't work out the pros and cons of either option for
(3) that the club makes it clear that they are delighted there is
a near-certainty that, with treatment, the player can make a full
should the doctor advise here? And in advising the player should
he factor in the fact that the club is paying the bill and would
like the player to have treatment?
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