00:01    |    
Opening credits
00:20    |    
Difference between children and adults
Definition of child paternalism
Medical paternalism
Purpose of the conference
07:50    |    
Explanations of paternalism
Externalities: Prevention of problems
Paternalism asymmetries
14:50    |    
Effectiveness of medical paternalism
Medical paternalism
Overall effect of medicine
Practice variation
Inexistence of correlation between medicine and health
22:37    |    
Paternalism: Resolution of disagreements
Fact disagreements
Intentional and irrational disagreements
Differences between rational and irrational disagreements
Emotional components
32:59    |    
Effectiveness of the seat belt Law
Commentary: Consequences of attending a party
Justification of paternalism: Killing
Cost and Benefit analysis
42:25    |    
Advice: Alternatives to paternalism
44:45    |    
Final credits




Making Sense of Medical Paternalism

22 de octubre de 2007   | Vistas: 1489 |  

The difference between an adult and a children, is that an adult has the freedom to make his own decisions, while the children has to accept the parent's decisions. This relationship is known as a paternalism. Paternalism is also present between adults in government regulations and social welfare, specially in medicine and health. The justifications of paternalism are ignorance, prevention, externalities, and resolution of disagreements. In the presence of paternalism, irrational and emotional disagreements between parties increase, and unexpected effects on the prevention of negative consequences appear. A cost and benefit analysis can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of paternalism.

Robin Hanson is an associate professor at George Mason University and Research Associate in Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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