Legal Rules on Palliative Care Under German Law

Salkić, Amina

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Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2013
Book title: Advance Care Decision Making in Germany and Italy
The title of a journal, publication series: Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Medizinrecht, Gesundheitsrecht und Bioethik der Universitäten Heidelberg und Mannheim
Volume: 41
Page range: 201-234
Publisher: Negri, Stefania
Place of publication: Berlin [u.a.]
Publishing house: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-642-40554-9
ISSN: 1617-1497 , 2197-859X
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Institut für Deutsches, Europ. u. Internat. Medizinrecht, Gesundheitsrecht u. Bioethik (IMGB)
Subject: 340 Law
Individual keywords (German): Palliativversorgung , SAPV , AAPV , SGB
Keywords (English): Palliative Care , Social Code
Abstract: During the last few years, palliative care has gained significant importance at the national, European, and international levels. In Germany, meanwhile, there is a broad consensus crossing all party lines that it is of utmost importance to develop needs-based palliative care. In order to achieve this goal, the legislator passed several laws regulating different aspects of palliative care and thus strengthened its legal basis, in particular, within the Fifth Book of the German Social Code. Other relevant policymaker followed by adopting corresponding substatutory rules and regulations. Even though palliative care structures are growing steadily and spreading to most areas, their availability remains to be uneven, especially in rural areas. The ambitious goal of full coverage with comprehensive palliative care in patients’ homes has still not been achieved. This chapter aims to provide an overview of the national legislation and existing regulations regarding palliative care under German law, their constitutional basis, and historic background.

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