Invisible Hand or Fatherly Hand? Problems of Paternalism in the New Perspective on Health
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 1983 Winter; 7(4): 784-807.
Some recent policy analyses have suggested that further improvements in health status in modern, industrialized societies are likely to be more dependent on change in social organizations and personal conduct than on the use of costly medical techniques. Weale describes the reasoning behind this new viewpoint and examines the charge that it represents an abandonment of liberal principles in favor of a collectivist, paternalistic role for the state. He advocates a "liberal paternalist" viewpoint on health policy, in which respect for individual liberty is combined with the use of tax-based public interventions to effect improvements in health. (KIE abstract)
Autonomy; Common Good; Economics; Evaluation; Freedom; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Care; Health Hazards; Health Status; Incentives; Intention; Illness; Medicine; Obligations to Society; Occupational Exposure; Organizations; Paternalism; Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Public Policy; Regulation; Rights; Self Induced Illness; Traffic Accidents;
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