Background and activities
Bjørn Hofmann, MSc, PhD
Bjørn Hofmann is a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Gjøvik and an adjunct professor at the Centre for medical ethics at the University of Oslo. He holds a PhD in philosophy of medicine and is trained both in the natural sciences and in the humanities.
His main research interests are philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, technology assessment, and bioethics.
Hofmann teaches ethics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of medicine, at the levels Ba, Ma, and PhD.
He has been a researcher at The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (2002-13) and a Harkness fellow (Commonwealth Fund) at the Dartmouth College (2014-15). Publications.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Do health professionals have a prototype concept of disease? The answer is no. Philosophy Ethics and Humanities in Medicine. vol. 12 (6).
- (2017) Ethical issues with colorectal cancer screening—a systematic review. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. vol. 23 (3).
- (2017) Overdiagnostic uncertainty. European Journal of Epidemiology.
- (2017) The overdiagnosis of what? On the relationship between the concepts of overdiagnosis, disease, and diagnosis. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy.
- (2017) ‘You are inferior!’ Revisiting the expressivist argument. Bioethics. vol. 31 (7).
- (2017) Surge in publications on early detection. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL. vol. 357 (j2102).
- (2017) Investigating the Reliability and Factor Structure of Kalichman’s “Survey 2: Research Misconduct” Questionnaire: A Post Hoc Analysis Among Biomedical Doctoral Students in Scandinavia. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. vol. 12 (4).
- (2017) Comprehensive assessment of complex technologies: integrating various aspects in Health Technology Assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.
- (2017) Making sense of complexity in context and implementation: the Context and Implementation of Complex Interventions (CICI) framework. Implementation Science. vol. 12:21.
- (2017) Variation in caries treatment proposals among dentists in Norway: the best interest of the child. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry.
- (2017) Q-SEA – a tool for quality assessment of ethics analyses conducted as part of Health technology assessments. GMS Health Technology Assessment. vol. 13.
- (2017) Responsible Research and Innovation in the context of human cognitive enhancement: some essential features. Journal of Responsible Innovation.
- (2016) Incidental findings of uncertain significance: To know or not to know--that is not the question. BMC Medical Ethics. vol. 17 (13).
- (2016) Medicalization and overdiagnosis: different but alike. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy. vol. 19 (2).
- (2016) Obesity as a Socially Defined Disease: Philosophical Considerations and Implications for Policy and Care. Health Care Analysis. vol. 24 (1).
- (2016) Toward a Method for Exposing and Elucidating Ethical Issues with Human Cognitive Enhancement Technologies. Science and Engineering Ethics.
- (2016) Smart-Glasses: Exposing and Elucidating the Ethical Issues. Science and Engineering Ethics.
- (2016) Vitenskapelig uredelighet - kunnskap, handlinger og holdninger hos doktorgradskandidater. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
- (2016) Complex health care interventions: Characteristics relevant for ethical analysis in health technology assessment. GMS Health Technology Assessment. vol. 12.
- (2016) Ethical analysis in HTA of complex health interventions. BMC Medical Ethics. vol. 17:16.