Ethik in der Medizin 10 (1):5-11 (1998)

Definition of the problem: The article discusses the ways in which sociological analyses can contribute to the problem of a just allocation of scarce donor organs.Arguments: It is argued that this contribution consists primarily in the demonstration of the ethical, rather than medical nature of the problem itself. Only if its ethical nature is acknowledged will it be possible to come to a proper understanding of the several dilemmas involved and to consider adequate means for handling them
Keywords Key words: Technical adequacy  Distributive justice  Medicalization of non-medical problems  Schlüsselwörter: Sachgerechtigkeit  Verteilungsgerechtigkeit  Medikalisierung nichtmedizinischer Probleme
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