Risk, harm and intervention: the case of child obesity.

  title={Risk, harm and intervention: the case of child obesity.},
  author={Michael S. Merry and Kristin Voigt},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  volume={17 2},
In this paper we aim to demonstrate the enormous ethical complexity that is prevalent in child obesity cases. This complexity, we argue, favors a cautious approach. Against those perhaps inclined to blame neglectful parents, we argue that laying the blame for child obesity at the feet of parents is simplistic once the broader context is taken into account. We also show that parents not only enjoy important relational prerogatives worth defending, but that children, too, are beneficiaries of… CONTINUE READING
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