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Cees Hertogh


Cees M.P.M. Hertogh is professor of elderly care medicine & geriatric ethics  at the department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine of the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam. He chairs the research division on elderly care medicine and teaches at the medical faculty and the specialist training course for elderly care physicians (GERION). He also works as an elderly care physician at the Vivium Zorggroep, Naarderheem, Naarden.
His research focuses on dementia, geriatric palliative care, geriatric rehabilitation and ethical issues in the care and treatment of vulnerable older people with multimorbidity. He has gained expertise in qualitative research, ethical issues in the use of assistive and surveillance technoloy, end-of-life-decision making and euthanasia in patients with dementia, advance care planning and (decisional) capacity. 

He received the ‘Medical Faculty Teaching Award’ for his work on the theory and methodology of elderly care medicine (Functionele Geriatrie, Elzevier/De Tijdstroom, 1999). He is editor of the Dutch Journal for Gerontology and Geriatrics (Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie) and member of the Dementia Ethics Steering Committee of  Alzheimer Europe and the INTERDEM group on early diagnosis and intervention in dementia



Last Updated: Monday 23 July 2012