"Informed choice" in a time of too much medicine-no panacea for ethical difficulties

Minna Johansson*, Karsten Juhl Jørgensen, Linn Getz, Ray Moynihan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberi2230
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2016

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