Why do patients want information if not to take part in decision making?

@article{Manson2010WhyDP,
  title={Why do patients want information if not to take part in decision making?},
  author={Neil C Manson},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={
          834-7
        }
}
There is empirical evidence that many patients want information about treatment options even though they do not want to take a full part in decision-making about treatment. Such evidence may have considerable ethical implications but is methodologically problematic. It is argued here that, in fact, it is not at all surprising that patients' informational interests should be separable from (and often stronger than) their interests in decision-making. A number of different reasons for wanting… CONTINUE READING
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