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Paternalism MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Paternalism
Tree Number(s)
F01.829.547
Unique ID
D026706
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D026706
Annotation
do not confuse with FATHERS or PATERNITY
Scope Note
Interference with the FREEDOM or PERSONAL AUTONOMY of another person, with justifications referring to the promotion of the person's good or the prevention of harm to the person. (from Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 1995); more generally, not allowing a person to make decisions on his or her own behalf.
See Also
Beneficence
Personal Autonomy
Public MeSH Note
2002
History Note
2002
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2002/10/31

Allowable Qualifiers
Paternalism Preferred
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