prof. dr. J.J.M. (Hans) van Delden

prof. dr. J.J.M. (Hans) van Delden

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.J.M. (Hans) van Delden
  • Department of Public Health, Healthcare Innovation & Evaluation and Medical Humanities (PHM)
  • Julius Center Research Program Methodology



Johannes (Hans) van Delden is full professor of medical ethics at the University Medical Center of Utrecht University, the Netherlands and director of education of the same institute. There he also leads the project on patient and public participation for the hospital and for the academic research in the UMC Utrecht. He has worked for many years as a practicing nursing home physician. He has published widely on the practice and ethics of end-of-life decisions, research ethics, and ethical issues in the care for the elderly. He has built a strong research team which has created a strong track record in the ethics of end-of-life decisions, research ethics, and ethics of biomedical innovation. He is the chair of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO. He has served as the president of the Council of International Organisations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), and as the chair of the workgroup for the revision of the CIOMS ethical guidelines for biomedical research.

Side Activities

2010-heden                lid Centrale Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek

2013-heden                voorzitter Toetsingscommissie Biobank UMC Utrecht

1995-heden                Lid editorial board tijdschrift Bioethics

2015-heden                President International Bioethics Committee (IBC) UNESCO

2018-heden                voorzitter Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board (ECAB) van PatientsLikeMe (PLM) 

Fellowship and Awards

1993                           Proefschrift bekroond met de C van der Meer-prijs

                                   voor medische ethiek

2007                           Talma Eijkman prijs voor docent van het jaar

2009                           ASB visiting professor University of Auckland (NZ)

2015                           Nominatie UU docent van het jaar

Research Output (328)

Responsible Research with Human Tissues:The Need for Reciprocity Toward Both Collectives and Individuals

Lensink Michael A, Jongsma Karin R, Boers Sarah N, van Delden Johannes J M, Bredenoord Annelien L 3 apr 2021, In: The American Journal of Bioethics. 21 , p. 75-78 4 p.

Ethics and the marketing authorization of pharmaceuticals:what happens to ethical issues discovered post-trial and pre-marketing authorization?

Bernabe Rosemarie D L C, van Thiel Ghislaine J M W, Breekveldt Nancy S, Gispen Christine C, van Delden Johannes J M 27 okt 2020, In: BMC Medical Ethics. 21 , p. 1-8

Integrating public health programs and research after the malaria vaccine implementation program (MVIP):Recommendations for next steps

van der Graaf Rieke, Macklin Ruth, Rid Annette, Bhan Anant, Gefenas Eugenijus, Greco Dirceu, Haerry David, Hurst Samia, London Alex John, Saracci Rodolfo, Sprumont Dominique, van Delden Johannes J.M. 21 okt 2020, In: Vaccine. 38 , p. 6975-6978 4 p.

Physicians' and Public Attitudes Toward Euthanasia in People with Advanced Dementia

Brinkman-Stoppelenburg Arianne, Evenblij Kirsten, Pasman H Roeline W, van Delden Johannes J M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen Bregje D, van der Heide Agnes okt 2020, In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 68 , p. 2319-2328 10 p.

Classification of end-of-life decisions by Dutch physicians:findings from a cross-sectional survey

Overbeek Anouk, van de Wetering Veerle E, van Delden Johannes J M, Mevis Paul A M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen Bregje D, Postma Liselotte, Rietjens Judith A C, van der Heide Agnes 21 jul 2020, In: Annals of Palliative Medicine. 10 , p. 3554-3562 9 p.

Ethical challenges for pediatric liver organoid transplantation

Schneemann Sarah A, Boers Sarah N, van Delden Johannes J M, Nieuwenhuis Edward E S, Fuchs Sabine A, Bredenoord Annelien L 15 jul 2020, In: Science translational medicine. 12 , p. 1-3

Hospital Utilization and Costs in Older Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Choosing Conservative Care or Dialysis:A Retrospective Cohort Study

Verberne Wouter R., Ocak Gurbey, Van Gils-Verrij Liesbeth A., Van Delden Johannes J.M., Bos Willem Jan W. 1 jul 2020, In: Blood Purification. 49 , p. 479-489 11 p.

Changing Practices in the Use of Continuous Sedation at the End of Life:A Systematic Review of the Literature

Heijltjes Madelon T, van Thiel Ghislaine J M W, Rietjens Judith A C, van der Heide Agnes, de Graeff Alexander, van Delden Johannes J M 26 jun 2020, In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 60 , p. 828-846.e3

The performance of acute versus antecedent patient characteristics for 1-year mortality prediction during intensive care unit admission:a national cohort study

Kerckhoffs Monika C, Brinkman Sylvia, de Keizer Nicolet, Soliman Ivo W, de Lange Dylan W, van Delden Johannes J M, van Dijk Diederik 11 jun 2020, In: Critical care (London, England). 24 9 p.

Should we deny ICU admission to the elderly?:Ethical considerations in times of COVID-19

Haas Lenneke E M, de Lange Dylan W, van Dijk Diederik, van Delden Johannes J M 9 jun 2020, In: Critical care (London, England). 24 3 p.

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