Providing information to enable informed choices about healthcare sounds immediately appealing to most of us. But Minna Johansson and colleagues argue that preventive medicine and expanding disease definitions have changed the ethical premises of informed choice and our good intentions may inadvertently advance overmedicalisation.
Johansson, M., Jørgensen, K. J., Getz, L., & Moynihan, R. (2016). "Informed choice" in a time of too much medicine-no panacea for ethical difficulties. British Medical Journal, 353, [i2230]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2230