Table 1

 Definitions of choice and informed choice

Informed choiceOne that is informed, consistent with the decision maker’s values, and behaviourally implemented14
Informed decisionOne where a reasoned choice is made by a reasonable individual using relevant information about the advantages and disadvantages of all the possible courses of action, in accord with the individual’s beliefs15
Autonomous choiceOne which occurs when people act (1) intentionally, (2) with understanding, and (3) without controlling influences that determine their actions16
Evidence based patient choiceThe use of evidence based information as a way of enhancing people’s choices when these people are patients13