Former guidelines

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The medical ethical guidelines of the SAMS are frequently being reviewed, revised and adapted, if there occur new developments. As soon as an area gets regularized the SAMS withdraws the correspondent guideline. On this page you can find former and withdrawn versions of the guidelines.

The Determination of Death in the Context of Organ Transplantation (2011)

replaced by: Determination of Death with Regard to Organ Transplantation and Preparations for Organ Removal (2017)

 

Biobanks: Obtainment, preservation and utilisation of human biological material (2006)

Withdrawal by the Senate of the SAMS on 28.11.2013

Advance directives (2009)
Revision in the light of the new adult protection law in January 2013

Decisions on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (2008)
Revision in the light of the new adult protection law in January 2013

 

Medical treatment and care of persons with disability (2008)
Revision in the light of the new adult protection law in January 2013

 

Palliative Care (2006)
Revision in the light of the new adult protection law in January 2013

Care of patients in the end of life (2004)
Revision in the light of the new adult protection law in January 2013
End-of-life care (2004, updated 2013)
Replaced by: Management of dying and death (2018)

Treatment and care of elderly persons who are in need of care (2004)
Treatment and care of elderly persons dependent on care (2004, updated 2013)

Replaced by: Care and treatment of people with dementia (2017)


Medical practice in respect of detained persons (2002)
Revision in the light of the new adult protection law in January 2013

Coercive Measures in Medicine (2005)
Withdrawal by the Senate of the SAMS on 29.11.2012 for revision

 

Somatic gene therapy in humans (1998)
Withdrawal by the Senate of the SAMS on 29.11.2012


Scientific integrity in medical and biomedical research and for the procedure to be followed in cases of misconduct (2002)

Replaced by: Integrity in scientific research – Principles and procedures, Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (2008)

Transplantation of human foetal tissue (1998)
Replaced by: Federal Act on the Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells of 8.10.2004


Sterilisation (1981) in German

Replaced by: Federal Act on Voraussetzungen und Verfahren bei Sterilisation of 17.12.2004


Genetic investigations in humans (1993)
Replaced by: Federal Act on Human Genetic Testing of 8.10.2004


Organ transplantation (1995)
Replaced by: Federal Act on the Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells of 8.10.2004

and replaced by: Richtlinie «Lebendspende von soliden Organen (2008)» in German or French only

 

Principles on xenotransplantation (2000)

Replaced by: Verordnung über die Transplantation von tierischen Organen, Geweben und Zellen vom 16.3.2007