Teen death sparks need for consent policies at canadian schools

Rowan Stringer played "rugby" high school in Ottawa and received a concussion

She had a concussion four days before she died on May 12, 2013. However

After the incident, there was an investigation into her death. Charles Taylor, a neurosurgeon at a Toronto Western hospital who specializes in brain trauma, was an expert on Stringer's death

" Rowan Stringer has shown that the field of concussion requires some rehabilitation. She was 17 when she died, and she had a few concussions after each other. This condition is called the second impact syndrome. "This is one of the rare side effects of a concussion, but fortunately, very rarely, but unfortunately for her once she forgets, very little can be done to work with her," he said

" No one who was involved in rugby [ now] was actually on the issue, no one in Rugby Canada had a concussion policy or played in the league that she played in Ottawa. None of the people knew or trained, and as a result, she died. "

"That day was a sign of strength, if you could just shake it."

Incorrect management of concussions and does not stop when athletes become professionals. Jamie Cudmore, 39, who made 43 appearances on the Canadian national rugby team, was tested in the first hand, that athletes under pressure can "shake off their dizziness" when head injuries occur

" That day was a sign of strength, if you could just shake it. It's a culture of neglect, and it's about education. I was like five, six years ago. "

At the same time, more attention is paid to education, but the field of concussion is constantly changing and changing, according to Matthew Holagan, Professor of Neurosiology at the University of Carlton

" Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in a corvow with dementia, for example, symptoms when they were 30-40. This is something that is present in the athletes, not in the general population, " he said

The CTE is similar to alzheimer's or dementia during a brain analysis that is analyzed during the brain scan and has similar symptoms. The unique thing is that this is a very small number of cases when it appears in people in the general population. He's almost exclusive to professional athletes

"Ordinary people can get concussions, they go to ice, they fall on the ice, they fall on skis or snowboarding, as well as on a bicycle, but you will increase your similarity to the main shocks and side effects by playing sports," Khlakhan said

Sport has a big problem when it comes to working with concussions. However, processing and management attempts are flawed. Khlakhan said there are also some common concerns about how concussion occurs and what may be the cause of the problems

"It's more about how the head is spinning around and how the brain switches to the skull,"

" People, especially in sports, are interested in the use of force, they have power in helmets to be able to measure that impact. This is more about how the head turns the head and how the brain switches to the skull, " he said

Information may be a big problem when it comes into concussion. Basic testing is an example of this problem. It was a possible decision to identify and deal with concussions. But Tator has doubts

"The contradiction is whether diagnostics or concussions help." Tator said. He further submits that the community requires proof of the effectiveness of the baseline

Basic testing involves performing brain scans before a concussion, so the patient may have a "basic reading" of his brain activity. It then scans when a concussion occurs. Theoretically, views help identify problem areas after comparison with 'to' the brain scan

These procedures typically cost $60-$100 per Tator, but this is a waste of time and resources

"For the vast majority of sports participants, testing of the baseline is unnecessary and spends money and time."

There are about 200,000 concussions every year in Canada

These dubious methods may discourage proper treatment, which could lead to long-term consequences. There are about 200,000 concussions every year in Canada. Tator stressed the importance of all "speaking the same language" when it comes to concussion policy

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"We're going to school, and the kids are afraid to play rugby, because they see that the players get hurt, not properly handled."

" I don't want to change sport, it's a sport of contact, but there is a very ton line. We go to school, and the kids are afraid to play rugby because they see that the players get hurt rather than being processed properly. We have educational programs and children's books to try to educate them and change the culture from the bottom up, " he said

Even with these educational programmes and new recommendations, there is a concern that the culture of "its awesome" cannot change fast enough

According to the Lakhan, the officials do not always adhere strictly to the principles. "There is a change in culture, especially with regard to school-age children; you don't want them to have such long-term consequences for short-term benefits," Hollahan said

Annie Widdifield, 21, would have to stop playing the Carleton Ravens Women's Varsity rugby team. She needed treatment for six concussions that had occurred during her career. However, she has never felt herself in the treatment process

" The attitude towards the coaches was very pleasant and understanding, and they always wished me a speedy recovery, but never rushed me. "They have always convinced the doctors that I have been cleared and tested properly," she said

However, this is not always the same. At the risk of an athlete's health and safety, the health and safety of the athlete are threatened. Hlahan offered a solution to this problem

" I think more objective criteria are needed to say that someone has restored. Or independent appraisers who do not have any interest in the team in any way can come and support the team doctor's statement using this diagnostic, objective test. There's a little bit of subjectivity that people can work with. Independent verification is a way forward. "

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