UK proposals to strip obese claimants of benefits ‘flawed and unethical’

The Guardian, 31 July 2015
Author: Damien Gayle
“UK government proposals to strip obese or drug-addicted welfare claimants of benefits if they refuse treatment may violate medical ethics, the president of the British Psychological Society has said. Prof Jamie Hacker Hughes, whose organisation represents psychologists in the UK, said people should not be coerced into accepting psychological treatment and, if they were, evidence shows it would not work.”
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