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

Full Professor

  • Department of Public Health, Healthcare Innovation & Evaluation and Medical Humanities (PHM)
  • Julius Center Research Program Methodology

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


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 (309)

Survey of paediatricians caring for children with life-limiting conditions found that they were involved in advance care planning

Fahner Jurrianne C, Rietjens Judith A C, van der Heide Agnes, van Delden Johannes J M, Kars Marijke C mei 2020, In: Acta Paediatrica. 109 , p. 1011-1018 8 p.

Content analysis of Advance Directives completed by patients with advanced cancer as part of an Advance Care Planning intervention:insights gained from the ACTION trial

Zwakman Marieke, van Delden J J M, Caswell G, Deliens Luc, Ingravallo F, Jabbarian L J, Johnsen A T, Korfage I J, Mimić A, Arnfeldt C Møller, Preston N J, Kars M C, mrt 2020, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 28 , p. 1513-1522 10 p.

Coping strategies of patients with advanced lung or colorectal cancer in six European countries:Insights from the ACTION Study

Jabbarian Lea J., Korfage Ida J., Červ Branka, van Delden Johannes J.M., Deliens Luc, Miccinesi Guido, Payne Sheila, Thit Johnsen Anna, Verkissen Mariëtte N., Wilcock Andrew, van der Heide Agnes, Rietjens Judith A.C., feb 2020, In: Psycho-Oncology. 29 , p. 347-355 9 p.

Responsible data sharing in a big data-driven translational research platform:Lessons learned

Kalkman S., Mostert M., Udo-Beauvisage N., Van Delden J. J., Van Thiel G. J. 30 dec 2019, In: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 19

Physicians' experiences with euthanasia:A cross-sectional survey amongst a random sample of Dutch physicians to explore their concerns, feelings and pressure

Evenblij Kirsten, Pasman H. Roeline W., Van Delden Johannes J.M., Van Der Heide Agnes, Van De Vathorst Suzanne, Willems Dick L., Onwuteaka-Philipsen Bregje D. 17 dec 2019, In: BMC Family Practice. 20 , p. 177

The moral and legal status of Health Care Workers in Cluster Randomized Trials:a response to Weijer and Taljaard

van der Graaf Rieke, van Thiel Ghislaine J.M.W., de Hoop Esther Oomen, Moons Karel G.M., Grobbee Diederick E., van Delden Johannes J.M. dec 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 116 , p. 146-149 4 p.

Reanalysis of the physical and mental health summary scores of dialysis versus conservative care in older patients with advanced chronic kidney disease:A critical appraisal

Verberne Wouter R., Dijkers Janneke, Kelder Johannes C., Jellema Wilbert T., Van Delden Johannes J.M., Bos Willem Jan W. 4 nov 2019, In: BMC Research Notes. 12

The Rising Frequency of Continuous Deep Sedation in the Netherlands, a Repeated Cross-Sectional Survey in 2005, 2010, and 2015

Rietjens Judith A. C., Heijltjes Madelon T., van Delden Johannes J. M., Onwuteaka-Philipsen Bregje D., van der Heide Agnes nov 2019, In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 20 , p. 1367-1372 6 p.

Regulatory sanctions for ethically relevant GCP violations

Bernabe Rosemarie de la Cruz, van Thiel Ghislaine J. M. W., Breekveldt Nancy S., Gispen Christine C., van Delden Johannes J. M. nov 2019, In: Drug Discovery Today. 24 , p. 2116-2119 4 p.

Trained facilitators' experiences with structured advance care planning conversations in oncology:an international focus group study within the ACTION trial

Zwakman M, Pollock K, Bulli F, Caswell G, Červ B, van Delden J J M, Deliens L, van der Heide A, Jabbarian L J, Koba-Čeh H, Lunder U, Miccinesi G, Arnfeldt C A Møller, Seymour J, Toccafondi A, Verkissen M N, Kars M C, 31 okt 2019, In: BMC Cancer. 19 13 p.

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