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MeSH HeadingPaternalism
Tree NumberF01.829.547
Annotationdo not confuse with FATHERS or PATERNITY
Scope NoteInterference 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 AlsoBeneficence
See AlsoPersonal Autonomy
Allowable QualifiersES
History Note2002
Date of Entry20010725
Unique IDD026706

MeSH Tree Structures

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms [F01]
   Psychology, Social [F01.829]
Double Bind Interaction [F01.829.131]
Family [F01.829.263]  +
Group Processes [F01.829.316]  +
Internal-External Control [F01.829.379]
Interpersonal Relations [F01.829.401]  +
Life Style [F01.829.458]  +
Morale [F01.829.477]
Morals [F01.829.500]  +
Arrow pointing to current tree nodePaternalism [F01.829.547]
Prejudice [F01.829.595]  +
Psychosocial Deprivation [F01.829.628]
Social Values [F01.829.873]

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