Jozef V. Welie, MMedS, JD, PhD
Jozef V. Welie, MMedS, JD, PhD

Jozef V. Welie, MMedS, JD, PhD

Professor
Graduate School

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • For more detailed info on Dr. Welie's academic activities, please see his CV at https://dms.creighton.edu/sites/default/files/faculty-cv-files/CV-JosWelie.pdf

Biography

Jos V.M. Welie is a native of The Netherlands where he attained graduate degrees in medicine, law, and philosophy. A Fulbright grant brought him to Loyola University of Chicago's Department of Medical Humanities. Subsequently, he obtained his doctorate in medical ethics from the School of Medical Sciences of the Radboud University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands). In 1990, Dr. Welie began his teaching career in San Antonio, Texas, teaching ethics at Saint Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word. Between 1992 and 1994, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine at the aforementioned Radboud University. In 1995, he moved to Florida teaching at Nova Southeastern University and Barry University. Since 1997 he has been at Creighton University, attaining the rank of full professor in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics in 2004. Early in his career at Creighton, he directed the School of Medicine’s main course in health care ethics and has continued to offer several electives for senior medical students, as well as being engaged in resident education and CME. He has held a secondary appointment in Creighton University’s School of Dentistry until 2011, initiated the International Dental Ethics and Law Society, and was awarded honorary fellowship in the prestigious American College of Dentists for his work in dental ethics in 2011. He has held a secondary appointment in Creighton University’s Graduate School since 2007 and his primary teaching responsibilities nowadays involve the university’s Master of Science in Health Care Ethics. He also served a Visiting Professor at the Gregorian University in Rome in 2005-06, teaching a graduate course on end of life care ethics. Dr. Welie’s areas of research interest include ethical issues in chronic and terminal care, the philosophical foundations of health care ethics, Catholic bioethics, personhood, clinical ethics, and the relationships between law and ethics. He has lectured in more than 20 countries and has served as a reviewer for some 20 professional journals. He has (co-)authored close to 200 publications, including eight books.

For more detailed info on Dr. Welie's academic activities, please see his Curriculum Vitae.

Education

  • Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands: M.A.,1984 - 1987; postgraduate certificate 1988-1990; PhD 1992-1994
  • University of Maastricht The Netherlands: M.Med.S 1983-1987; J.D. 1987-1990

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Rule, J. T., Welie, J. V. M. Justice, moral competencies, and the role of dental schools, Justice in oral health care: Ethical and educational perspectives, 233-259, 2006

Articles

  • Levering, Nicholas J., Welie, Jos V. M. Current status of nitrous oxide as a behavior management practice routine in pediatric dentistry, Journal of dentistry for children, 78, 24-30, 2011
  • Levering, N. J., Welie, J. V. Ethical considerations in the use of nitrous oxide in pediatric dentistry, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 77, 40-47, 2010
  • Broers, D. L. M., Brands, W. G., Welie, J. V. M., de Jongh, A. Authors' response (Letter to the Editor), Journal of the American Dental Association, 141, 503, 2010
  • Bothmer, J., Welie, J. V. M., Quinn, Thomas H. Good books by bad people, Focus (Newsletter from Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics, 2010
  • Rule, J. T., Wilie, J. V. M. The Access of Care Dilemma: Symptom of systemic condition, Dental clinics of North America, 53, 421-433, 2009
  • Speers, R. D., Brands, W. G., Nuzzolese, E., Smith, D., Swiss, P. B. F., van Woensel, M., Welie, J. V. M. 'Passive troture' and dental care for prisoners: A response to Dr. Dello Russo, Journal of the American Dental Association, 140, 339-340, 2009
  • Speers, Richard D., Brands, Wolter G., Nuzzolese, Emilio, Smith, Denny, Swiss, Peter B. F., van Woensel, Marcel, Welie, Jos V. M. Preventing dentists' involvement in torture The developmental history of a new international declaration, Journal of the American Dental Association, 139, 1667-1673, 2008
  • Speers, R. D., Brands, W. G., Nuzzolese, E., Smith, D., Swiss, P. B. F., van Woensel, M., Welie, J. V. M. Dentists and torture: The developmental history of a new international declaration, Journal of the American Dental Association, 139, 1667-1673, 2008
  • Welie, J. V. M. The Limits of Truthfulness. Ethical Reflections on the Provision of Information in the Dental Care Context, Bulletin of the International Dental Ethics and Law Society, 6, 2006
  • Welie, J. V. M. Izazov profesionalizma. Rješavanje konflikta izmedu individualnog interesa stomatologa i javnosti [The Callenge of Professionalism. Resolving Conflicts between the Interests of Individual Dentists and Those of The Public], Hrvatski Stomatoloski Vjesnik, 13, 33-36, 2006
  • Welie, J. V. M. Profesija ili bizniz. Eticki subok interesa kod prakticiranja estetske stomatologije [Profession of business? Ethical Conflicts of Interests in the Practice of Esthetic Dentistry], Hrvatski Stomatoloski Vjesnik, 13, 35-37, 2006
  • Koch, T., Braithwaite, S., Kimsma, G., Hackler, C., Sage, R. A., Wisner, D. H., Weisstub, D., Perkins, H., Gill, M. L., ten Have, H., Purtilo, R., Reitemeier, P. J., Sharpe, V. A., Celis, R., Welie, J. V. M., MacPherson-Smith, M. Remembering David Thomasma, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 12, 187-191, 2003
  • Welie, Jos VM: Towards and Ethics of Immediacy. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy - A European Journal. 2,1 (1999) 11-19, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Welie, Jos VM: Do you have a healthy smile? Ugliness as a medical indication for dental and surgical treatment. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy - A European Journal. 2,2 (1999) 169-180, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Welie, Jos VM: ”Doctor, I Really Need Whiter Teeth!” A Report on the Use of Deconstructed Cases in Dental Ethics Education. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy - A European Journal. 2,2 (1999) 195-203, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Welie, Jos V.M: Let's Move Beyond Autonomy, Beneficence and Justice. A Reply to Viafora. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy - A European Journal. 2,3 (1999) 305-308., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Welie, Jos V.M. & Wiesing, Urban: Medicine and Aesthetics: Editorial. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy - A European Journal. 2,2 (1999) 115-116., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Scheirton, L.S., Welie, Jos V.M. & Harris, N.O. Ethics and Preventive Dentistry. In: N.O.Harris & F. Garcia-Godoy (Eds.): Primary Preventive Dentistry (5th edition). Stanford, CT: Appleton & Lang, 1999; Chapter 24, pp. 633-638., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Scheirton, L.S., Welie, Jos V.M. & Harris, N.O. Ethics and Preventive Dentistry. In: N.O.Harris & F. Garcia-Godoy (Eds.): Primary Preventive Dentistry (5th edition). Stanford, CT: Appleton & Lang, 1999; Chapter 24, pp. 633-638., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Welie, Jos V.M., Purtilo, R & McQuillan, R: New Developments in Palliative Medicine and End-of Life Care. Focus (Newsletter from Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics). IX,2 (1999), Not Applicable, 1999

Editing and Reviews

  • Welie, Jos V.M. & Wiesing, Urban: Medicine and Aesthetics (Special Issue) Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy - A European Journal. 2,2 (1999), Not Applicable, 1999

Presentations

  • The relationship between medicine's internal morality and religion. "Religion and Bioethics" Expert Conference. Bannon Institute for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University, November 4-6, 1999., 1999
  • End-of-life care. 2 hour session, Nebraska Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Mahoney State Park, October 10, 1999, 1999
  • Models for clinical-ethical decision making. 2 hour session, Annual Ethics Committee Retreat, The Children's Hospital, P. Kiewit Conference Center, Omaha, September 30, 1999, 1999
  • Dental Ethics - Emerging Trends (with L. Scheirton & S. Gorkey). Joint Conference of the Word Dental Federation & the Turkish Dental Association, Istanbul, Turkey, August 26, 1999., 1999
  • Life-Sustaining Technologies (Clinical Ethics Session), co-sponsored with Dept. of Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, August 26, 1999, 1999
  • Does the Dentist Have a Duty to Treat the HIV-Seropositive Patient? (Invited lecture). Joint Conference of the Word Dental Federation & the Turkish Dental Association, Istanbul, Turkey, August 26, 1999, 1999
  • Interpreting patient's best interests. The example of ordinary versus extraordinary treatment. Annual International Conference, European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare. Linkoping, Sweden, August 19, 1999., 1999
  • The Clinical Encounter. A Reply to Zaner (invited keynote lecture) Annual International Conference, European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare. Linkoping, Sweden, August 19, 1999, 1999
  • Inevitable abortion: Nebraska state law regarding live birth of previable extreme premature infants. Organized by Dept. of Ob/Gyn, St. Joseph Hospital, May 26, 1999, 1999
  • Unethical Uses of the Human Body, CHPE Clinical Ethics Session, co-sponsored with the department of anatomy. St. Joseph Hospital, May 17, 1999., 1999
  • [1] Euthanasia in The Netherlands (with Henk ten Have). Affirming Life in the Face of Death. First Annual Conference Nebraska Coalition for Compassionate Care. Lincoln, April 22, 1999, 1999
  • Patient Decision Making Incompetence Forum, School of Law, April 8, 1999., 1999
  • Cloning of Human Beings and Why We Should Not Journey There. A Reply to John Robertson. (Invited presentation and panel discussion). Georgia College and State University at Milledgeville, February 17, 1999, 1999
  • Care for the Dying. 2 hour session, Sponsored by the Nebraska Coalition for Compassionate Care. Hosted by St. Margaret Mary Parish, Omaha, January 28, 1999, 1999
  • Patients on the fringes. CHPE Clinical Ethics Session, co-sponsored with Family Practice Department, St. Joseph Hospital, January 19, 1999, 1999
  • Ethical Issues in Anencephaly. CHPE Clinical Ethics Series, January 11, 1999, 1999
  • The therapeutical relationship. 3 hour session, Alegent Health Omaha, Nebraska, January 7, 1999, 1999

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

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Current Research Projects

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