Protestant Theological University, Groningen.
I’m working at the moment on a book on the ethics of aging, elaborating the implications of the double love command (‘love your neighbor as you love yourself) for elderly care.
I started being interested in aging as a cultural phenomenon, studying the challenges of growing old in (post)modernity, and looking for an ethical theory of good aging in the 21th century. But our times are not that different from others: growing old, sooner or later, affects physical, mental and social health and makes frail elderly dependent on the care of others. Consequently, my research interest expanded to the world of elderly care, at the intersection of the health care system and social welfare.
An ethics that analyses human relationships from the perspective of care, being the most fundamental human relationship.
That care is ubiquitous, fragile, dangerous, inevitable, necessary, and salutary.
Annelies van Heijst, Joan Tronto, Knud Løgstrup
Annelies van Heijst, Menslievende zorg; Joan Tronto, Moral Boundaries; Knud Løgstrug. The Ethical Demand
In andermans handen. Over flow en grenzen in de zorg (Meinema: Zoetermeer 2011)
Symmetry and Assymetry in Care Relationships, Dutch Journal for Reformed Theology, Vol. 52 (2011) 
See also www.fritsdelange.com
Biopolitics: the body as instrument and battlefield of political power; end of life: the need for a new ars moriendi; the emerging dementia pandemic.
Ethics of care is an approach, focused on the relationality of care, more than a coherent theory. We need more exchange and debates on theory, especially on method and anthropology.