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

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