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The Clinical Ethics Council (CEC) is available for consultation by health professionals, patients and relatives seeking an ethical opinion in a specific situation.
*the only exceptions to the normally advisory opinions of the Ethics Committee
The Clinical Ethics Council is not competent to investigate clinical research protocols.
The Ethical Council issues advisory opinions (apart from on living liver donors and assisted suicide) which are recorded in the patient’s medical file and which do not replace the professionals concerned, who themselves remain the sole judges of the final decision to be taken with regard to the patient.
The recommendations issued by the Clinical Ethics Council are not binding, but aim to define a benchmark model for medical and caring staff who find themselves confronted with such situations.
Anyone who feels affected by the ethical nature of a situation has the right to make representations to the Clinical Ethics Council.
President of the Ethics Council
Contact the Ethics Council
Tel :+41 (0)22 372 61 49
For further information, contact:
T. +41 (0)79 553 98 69