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Advance Care Decision Making in Germany and Italy

A Comparative, European and International Law Perspective

  • Stefania Negri
  • Jochen Taupitz
  • Amina Salkić
  • Anna Zwick

About this book


What is the situation of people who are unable to make decisions due to a physical or mental change? This book gives impulses and answers to many ethical, economical and mainly legal questions which arise and are associated with the end of life. A universal human rights approach and the analysis of the relevant European law are put in front of the presentation of the national legal situations in Italy and Germany. The most topical and controversial issues concerning advance care planning are presented as well as a transnational economic analysis on the effects of advance care planning.​


Advance care Advance directives End-of-life care Euthanasia Living wills Palliative care

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefania Negri
    • 1
  • Jochen Taupitz
    • 2
  • Amina Salkić
    • 3
  • Anna Zwick
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Legal Sciences School of LawUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly
  2. 2.IMGBUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  3. 3.IMBGUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  4. 4.IMGBUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advance Care Decision Making in Germany and Italy
  • Book Subtitle A Comparative, European and International Law Perspective
  • Editors Stefania Negri
    Jochen Taupitz
    Amina Salkić
    Anna Zwick
  • Series Title Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Medizinrecht, Gesundheitsrecht und Bioethik der Universitäten Heidelberg und Mannheim
  • Series Abbreviated Title Veröffentlichungen IMGB
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-40554-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-40555-6
  • Series ISSN 1617-1497
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 279
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Law
    Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law
    Public Health
    European Law
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