In M. G. Weiss & H. Greif (eds.), Ethics-Society-Politics. ALWS (2012)

Christoph Schmidt-Petri
London School of Economics (PhD)
This paper discusses (in German) an idea enshrined in the recent (2012) revision of the German transplantation law. The law allows family members to make claims about what the deceased would have wanted to happen to his/her organs/tissue even though he/she never has voiced any relevant opinions. I argue that this is illegitimate.
Keywords organ transplantations  organ acquisition  hypothetical consent
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