patient autonomy

Faced with a life-changing decision and a great deal of uncertainty, do patients prefer to decide for themselves after being given all the facts? Or do they prefer a nudge in “the right direction” by their physician?
Identifying characteristics are essential to ensuring patient safety, so that the right treatment meets the right patient. 
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme court ruling, recognizing what it means to be a doctor, is not a solution but a problem. Authors in The New England Journal of Medicine beg to differ.  
Under the guise of improving care, it can be argued that electronic medical records end up diminishing it. Here's how.