Currently valid guidelines
The Central Ethical Committee anticipates and discusses ethical problems arising in the field of medicine. As support for medical practice or for biomedical research, it formulates guidelines and recommendations. These are as a rule incorporated into the Statutes of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) and are therefore binding for members of the Association. The guidelines are checked and revised at regular intervals.
A complete download-list of the current valid guidelines is available in German and French.
Literature about the SAMS guidelines:
- Pfister E, Biller-Andorno N. The reception and implementation of ethical guidelines of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences in medical and nursing practice. Swiss Med Wkly. 2010;140(11-12):160-167. PDF
- Rüetschi D. Die Medizinisch-ethsichen Richtlinien der SAMW aus juristischer Sicht. Schweiz. Aerztezeitung. 2004;85(23):1222-1225. PDF