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Jos V.M. Welie, MA, MMedS, JD, PhD, FACD
Dr. Jos VM Welie is President of the St André International Center for Ethics and Integrity (USA/France). He is a native of The Netherlands where he studied medicine (MMedS) and law (JD), both at Maastricht University, and philosophy (MA), philosophy of the humanities (MA) and health care ethics(PhD), all at the Radboud University Nijmegen. A Fulbright grant enabled him to study at Loyola University Chicago in the USA in 1988. In the subsequent decades he taught at a dozen different universities in The Netherlands, Italy, France, and the USA, most recently as Dean of the liberal arts honors college of Maastricht University, The Netherlands (2020-2022). He continues to serve serve as Professor of Interdisciplinary Normative Science at the latter university, and as Professor Emeritus of Medical Humanities at Creighton University’s School of Medicine (Omaha, USA). For more information, please see Dr. Welie’s Curriculum Vitae
A selection of publications that are available online
- BOOKS & THEMATIC JOURNAL ISSUES
- FDI World Dental Federation, Brands, W., Naidoo, S., Porter, S., Sereny, M., Van Dijk, W. & Welie, J.V.M. (Eds). Dental Ethics Manual (2nd edition). Geneva(Switzerland): FDI World Dental Federation, 2018.
- Welie, Jos V.M. (Ed.). Caring for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Ethical and Religious Perspectives. (Guest editor; thematic journal issue). Journal of Religion and Society 2015, Supplement 12.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: An Educational Guide on End-of-Life Care Law and Public Policy in Nebraska (Revised 2nd edition) Lincoln: Nebraska Coalition for Compassionate Care, 2006.
- Broers, DLM, Dubois, L, Lange, J de, Welie, JVM, Brands, WG, Lagas, MMD, &Bruers, JJM & Jongh, A de: How dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons deal with tooth removal on non-dental grounds. PLoS ONE 18(1): e0280288.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0280288.
- Griffin, T., Green, B. & Welie, J.V.M.: The Ethical Agency of AI Developers. AI and Ethics, 2023. doi.org/10.1007/s43681-022-00256-3. Online at https://link-springer-com.mu.idm.oclc.org/article/10.1007/s43681-022-00256-3.
- Sullivan, B., Heng, J., Eberl, J.T., Goulding, G., Jamieson, C., Labrecque, C.A.,Martins, A.A., Sottong, U., Taboado, P., Tobin, B. & Welie, J.V.M.: Ethics and Pandemics. A Statement of the IACB on Integrating Ethical Approaches to Clinical Care and Public Health. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 22,2 (2022)337-352. doi.org/10.5840/ncbq202222227
- Broers, DLM, Dubois, L, Lange, J de, Jongh, A de, Welie, JVM, Brands, WG &Bruers, JJM: What are non-dental reasons for tooth removal? A systematic review. International Dental Journal, 72, 1 (2022), 52-57[s]. doi:10.1016/j.identj.2021.01.011.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Patient agency, autonomy and consent Catholic perspectives. Medicina y Ética / Medicine and Ethics. 31,4 (2020) 803-842. Available on-line at: [Spanish translation]
- Sullivan W.F., Heng, J., DeBono, C., Jamieson, C., Labrecque,C., Taboada, P., Tobin,B., & Welie, J.: Promoting capability and safety of persons who need support in making healthcare decisions [Consensus Statement of the 9th IACB International Colloquium]. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 20,2 (2020) 355-371.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Euthanasia and slippery slopes: a reply to Chambers. ImpactEthics. March 6., 2020.
- Welie., J.V.M.: Patient Autonomy as a Necessary but Limited Ethical Principle in Shaping the Dentist-patient Relationship . IOFOS-The Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology 37(2019) 2-9.
- Sullivan W.F., Heng, J., et al.: Healing Relationships and Transformations in HealthCare: Ethical Discernment and Practical Recommendations [Consensus Statement of the 8th International Colloquium of the IACB]. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18,2 (2018) 319-330.
- Sullivan W.F., Heng, J., et al.: Promoting mental health: Towards a shared medical and Christian ethical framework [Consensus Statement of the 7th International Colloquium of the IACB]. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 16,4 (2016) 663-676.
- Welie. Jos VM, Sullivan W.F., Heng, J., et al.: The value of palliative care: Guidelines for health care facilities and individual providers facing permissive laws on physician assistance in suicide and euthanasia. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 16,4 (2016) 657-662.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Finding God in All Things. Reflections on the possibility of mission implementation at a Jesuit University in the area of faculty research. Jesuit Higher Education, 4(2) (2015): 126-134.
- Welie Jos V.M. & Sullivan W.: Introduction: The Search for an Ethically Sound Approach to Caring for Persons with Intellectuhttp://moses.creighton.edu/JRS/toc/SS12.htmlal and Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Religion and Society, Supplement 12 (2015) 1-7.
- Babcock, Paul & Welie Jos V.M.: Prayer Time with Tessa: Ethical Reflections about Paternalistic Decision Making on Behalf of Cognitively Impaired Persons. Journal of Religion and Society, Supplement 12 (2015) 68-83.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Philosophical Reflections on Normalcy, Disability, and the Imago Dei. Journal of Religion and Society, Supplement 12 (2015) 13-38.
- Sullivan, W., Heng, J. et al: Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: An Ethical Framework and Recommendations for Practices and Policies. Journal of Religion and Society (2015) Supplement 12:107-134.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Biomedical Technology: Omnipresent in contemporary care, but virtually absent from Catholic bioethics. Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 17(2015) 1-30.
- Welie, Jos V.M. & Have, Henk.A.M.J ten: The Ethics of Forgoing Life-Sustaining Treatment: Theoretical Considerations and Clinical Decision Making. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, 9 (2014) 14-22.
- Sullivan W.F., Heng, J., et al.: The Use of Sedation in the Care of People Who Are Seriously Ill or Dying: Ethical Distinctions and Practical Recommendations. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly (2012) Autumn: 494-501.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: De patiënt wikt, de arts beschikt [The patient devises, the physician decides; in Dutch]. Ignis Webmagazine. January 2012.
- Vernillo, Anthony, Welie, Jos V.M., Naidoo, Sudeshni & Malamud, Daniel: The Challenges of Oral-based Diagnostics in Extending the Role of Dentistry as a Health Care Profession: Property Rights, Privacy, and Informed Consent. Journal of the American College of Dentists. 78,3 (2011) 33-40.
- Welie Jos V.M.: The Concept of Health: A Remarkable Absentee in Catholic Doctrine. Journal of Religion & Society 13, 7 (2011) 85-111.
- Brands, Wolter G., Bronkhorst, Ewald M & Welie, Jos V.M.: The Chasm between Knowing and Choosing the Ethical Course of Action. A survey of dental students in The Netherlands. International Dental Journal 60,5 (2010) 321-8.
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Pitfalls of Legal Regulation to Improve End-of-Life Care. The Example of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration. Online Journal of Healthcare Ethics6,10 (2010): 1-26.
- Broers D.L.M, Brands Wolter G., Welie, J.V.M. & de Jongh, A.: Deciding about patient requests for extraction. Ethical and legal guidelines. Journal of the American Dental Association. 141,2 (2010)195-203.
- Dharamsi, Shafi k; Machado Ardenghi, Diego; Speers, Richard and Welie, Jos VM: Conference Report – Human Rights and Oral Health Care: A Report of the 7th International Dental Ethics and Law Congress. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 74,4 (2008) 337-340. [French translation]
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Is Dentistry a Profession? Part I: Professionalism Defined. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. 70, 8 (2004) 529–32. [French translation].
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Is Dentistry a Profession? Part II: Hallmarks of Professionalism. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. 70, 9 (2004) 599-602. [French translation].
- Welie, Jos V.M.: Is Dentistry a Profession? Part III: Future Challenges. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. 70, 10 (2004) 675-678. [French translation].
- Van Dam, Scott & Welie, Jos V.M.: Requirement-Driven Dental Education and the Patient’s Right to Informed Consent. Journal of the American College of Dentists.68,3 (2001) 40-47.