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
  • Global Public Health & Bioethics



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

  • 1995-heden - Lid editorial board tijdschrift Bioethics
  • 2010-heden - Lid Centrale Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek
  • 2010-2016   - President Executive committee CIOMS
  • 2012-2016   - Chair, working group for the revision of the CIOMS international guidelines for biomedical research
  • 2013-heden - Voorzitter Toetsingscommissie Biobank UMC Utrecht
  • 2015-heden - President International Bioethics Committee (IBC) UNESCO
  • 2015-2018 - Chair International Bioethics Committee (IBC) UNESCO
  • 2018-heden - Voorzitter Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board (ECAB) van PatientsLikeMe (PLM)
  • 2018-heden - Vice-voorzitter CCMO (Centrale Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek)
  • 2018-2020 - Chair Ethics Compliance Advisory Board, PatientsLikeMe, Boston
  • 2019-heden - Lid Klankbordgroep Chroom-6 blootstelling, RIVM
  • 2021-heden - Member, Working Group on Principles of Good Governance for Research Institutions (PGGRI), CIOMS
  • 2021-heden - Ethics advisor IMI project T2Evolve
  • 2021-heden - Ethics advisor IMI project Harmony
  • 2021-heden - Ethics advisor IMI project PIONEER

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 (349)

Stimulating solidarity to improve knowledge on medications used during pregnancy:A contribution from the ConcePTION project

Hollestelle Marieke J, van der Graaf Rieke, Sturkenboom Miriam Cjm, van Delden Johannes Jm 27 Jun 2023, In: BMC Medical Ethics. 24 , p. 1-9 9 p.

Asking the right questions:towards a person-centered conception of shared decision-making regarding treatment of advanced chronic kidney disease in older patients

Verberne Wouter R., Stiggelbout Anne M., Bos Willem Jan W., van Delden Johannes J.M. Dec 2022, In: BMC Medical Ethics. 23 , p. 1-8

Symptom evolution in the dying

Heijltjes Madelon T., Van Zuylen Lia, Van Thiel Ghislaine J.M.W., Van Delden Johannes J.M., Van Der Heide Agnes 21 Nov 2022, In: BMJ supportive & palliative care. 13 , p. 121-124 4 p.

Learning accountable governance:Challenges and perspectives for data-intensive health research networks

Muller Sam H.A., Mostert Menno, van Delden Johannes J.M., Schillemans Thomas, van Thiel Ghislaine J.M.W. 10 Nov 2022, In: Big Data and Society. 9

The reimbursement for expensive medicines:stakeholder perspectives on the SMA medicine nusinersen and the Dutch Coverage Lock policy

Scheijmans Féline E.V., Zomers Margot L., Fadaei Sina, Onrust Marthe R., van der Graaf Rieke, Delden Johannes J.M.van, van der Pol W. Ludo, van Thiel Ghislaine J.M.W. 4 Nov 2022, In: BMC Health Services Research. 22

Hoe behoud je een donorhart na circulatoir overlijden?:Ethische aspecten van centrale normotherme regionale perfusie

Kaffka Genaamd Dengler Selma E, Vervoorn Mats T, Brouwer Marjan, van Delden J J M, de Jonge Jeroen, van der Kaaij Niels P 12 Oct 2022, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 166

How can advance care planning support hope in patients with advanced cancer and their families:A qualitative study as part of the international ACTION trial

Kodba-Čeh Hana, Lunder Urška, Bulli Francesco, Caswell Glenys, van Delden Johannes J M, Kars Marijke C, Korfage Ida J, Miccinesi Guido, Rietjens Judith A C, Seymour Jane, Toccafondi Alessandro, Zwakman Marieke, Pollock Kristian, 27 Sep 2022, In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 31

Requests for euthanasia or assisted suicide of people without (severe) illness

van den Berg Vera E, Zomers Margot L, van Thiel Ghislaine Jmw, Leget Carlo Jw, van Delden Johannes Jm, van Wijngaarden Els J Aug 2022, In: Health Policy. 126 , p. 824-830 7 p.

Patients' and Publics' Preferences for Data-Intensive Health Research Governance:Survey Study

Muller Sam H A, van Thiel Ghislaine J M W, Vrana Marilena, Mostert Menno, van Delden Johannes J M 1 Jul 2022, In: JMIR Human Factors. 9 , p. 1-13

The utility of the surprise question:A useful tool for identifying patients nearing the last phase of life? A systematic review and meta-analysis

van Lummel Eline V.T.J., Ietswaard Larissa, Zuithoff Nicolaas P.A., Tjan Dave H.T., van Delden Johannes J.M. 29 Jun 2022, In: Palliative Medicine. 36 , p. 1023-1046 24 p.

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