Hans van Delden MD PhD

University Medical Center Utrecht

Professor Hans van Delden is full professor of medical ethics at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the medical school of Utrecht University. Ever since working as a house officer at an intensive care ward he is highly interested in medical ethics. He wrote a thesis on the medical and ethical aspects of Do Not Resuscitate orders. After his education as a nursing home physician he has worked in several nursing homes for 15 years (until May 2011). At the Julius Center he has built a strong group of ethicists devoted to high quality education in the medical humanities and research, primarily in research ethics and end-of-life issues. He is the president of the Council of International Organisations of Medical Sciences. He was secretary of the International Association of Bioethics.