Sabine Wöhlke

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BACKGROUND There is an ongoing expert debate with regard to financial incentives in order to increase organ supply. However, there is a lacuna of empirical studies on whether citizens would actually support financial incentives for organ donation. METHODS Between October 2008 and February 2009 a quantitative survey was conducted among German students of(More)
BACKGROUND Research in the field of Empirical Ethics (EE) uses a broad variety of empirical methodologies, such as surveys, interviews and observation, developed in disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, and psychology. Whereas these empirical disciplines see themselves as purely descriptive, EE also aims at normative reflection. Currently there is(More)
Therapeutic misconception is a well-known challenge for informed decision-making for cancer research participants. What is still missing, is a detailed understanding of the impact of "personalised" treatment research (e.g. biomarkers for stratification) on research participants. For this, we conducted the first longitudinal empirical-ethical study based on(More)
QUESTION We explored ideas and motives behind public attitudes toward organ donation and its commercialization in the context of recent academic and political debates on attempts to increase the number of donor organs by means of financial incentives. METHODS We analyzed 4 focus group discussions (FGs) conducted in Germany between 2005 and 2008 with(More)
Against the backdrop of controversial bioethical and public health debates on the role of age in decisions on healthcare allocation, we examine the perspectives of European lay persons on ethical implications of age and aging for medicine and health care. The study uses a qualitative approach based on the content analysis of 29 focus group discussions (235(More)
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