My name is Sabine Wöhlke and I am a researcher in the field of medical ethics and medical anthropology at the University of Göttingen. I work in the field of empirical ethics and am interested in understanding family dynamics and their relational implications for medical decisions. In addition, I am also interested in reciprocity concepts within the family and the extent to which special obligations exist for family members concerning medical decisions. I am looking forward to the summer school as I am interested in family concepts and the related concepts of self-determination, voluntariness and solidarity from other disciplines. I would be delighted to learn from young scholars working in gender and cultural studies and discuss with them new approaches and ideas in the context of family issues. Together with Katharina Beier I will present a comparative analysis of living organ donation and surrogate motherhood with a special focus on the relational implications of these practices.
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