The medical ethical guidelines of the SAMS are frequently being reviewed, revised and adapted, when new developments occur. Once an area is regulated, the SAMS withdraws the correspondening guideline. On this page you can find former and retracted versions of the guidelines.
Former versions of current guidelines
All currently valid medical ethical guidelines can be found in the menu publications. There, the guidelines can be downloaded or ordered in printed form free of charge. The documents listed here are only available electronically.
Collaboration between the medical profession and industry
Management of dying and death
Medical practice in respect of detained persons
Elderly people in need of care
Determination of Death
People with disabilities
Withdrawal by the Senate of the SAMS on 28.11.2013
Partly replaced by: Federal Act on Research involving Human Beings of 30 September 2011
Withdrawal by the Senate of the SAMS on 29.11.2012