Obesity, paternalism and fairness

J Med Ethics 2015;41:889-892 doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102537
Author: Johannes Kniess
“Many liberal theories are committed to the promotion of population health, and the principle of non-interference in individual life plans. Public health interventions often bring out a tension between these two values. In this paper, I examine this tension by assessing the justifiability of liberty-restricting policies in the field of obesity prevention.”
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