No, there should not be limit to client involvement in the decision making in healthcare. It is important for the health care sector to follow the principle of the autonomy which is all related to the client consent. Involvement of the client in the health care means that the patient is involved in the process of the decision making or expressing the opinions regarding the treatment methods. The participation of the patients in decision making is now become political necessity in various countries around the globe (Krist, 2017). A literature reveals that the participation of patients has caused better physical functioning, control of diabetes, and also enhanced the performance of the patient.
The specialised knowledge in the healthcare is beyond the patient scope so it is the responsibility of the professional health carers to present with the information to the patient in which they lack. It is important that patient should have all knowledge about his condition and illness. It would also be helpful to the professional of the healthcare to think of autonomy as a matter of degree to that it is honoured, not as an incorporeal principle. The aim of autonomy should be related to providing the respect to the client. The professional of the healthcare who are proposing the treatment should not prevent the choice of the patient unless respecting the desires would harm to others, or extremely challenge the patient’s wellbeing (Dutcher, 2021).
Dutcher, G. (2021). HIV/AIDS community information outreach program (ACIOP): A landmark NIH conference and an enduring NLM role in meeting the affected community’s need for information access. Information Services & Use, 1-9. doi: 10.3233/isu-210124
Krist, A. H., Tong, S. T., Aycock, R. A., & Longo, D. R. (2017). Engaging patients in decision-making and behavior change to promote prevention. Information Services & Use, 37(2), 105-122.