The Limits of Medical Paternalism
By Heta Häyry
Routledge – 1991 – 224 pages
Series: Social Ethics and Policy
The Limits of Medical Paternalism defines and morally assesses paternalistic interventions, especially in the context of modern medicine and health care, particular emphasis is given to the analysis of the conceptual background of the paternalism issue. In this book an anti-paternalistic view is presented and defended.
'Let me say at once that this is a fascinating and important book, which should be read by all clinicians from the most senior to the most junior, and by all medical students' - David Short, Journal of the Christian Medical Fellowship