Bjørn Morten Hofmann
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
- (2020) Biases distorting priority setting. Health Policy. vol. 124 (1).
- (2019) Back to Basics: Overdiagnosis Is About Unwarranted Diagnosis. American Journal of Epidemiology. vol. 188 (10).
- (2019) Biases and imperatives in handling medical technology. Health Policy and Technology. vol. 8 (4).
- (2019) Categorical Mistakes and Moral Biases in the Withholding-Versus-Withdrawal Debate. American Journal of Bioethics. vol. 19 (3).
- (2019) Expanding disease and undermining the ethos of medicine. European Journal of Epidemiology (EJE). vol. 34.
- (2019) Hvordan vurdere etiske aspekter ved moderne helse- og velferdsteknologi?. Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning. vol. 5 (3).
- (2019) Informing about mammographic screening: Ethical challenges and suggested solutions. Bioethics.
- (2019) Overdiagnosis is like platypus: difficult to classify and difficult to address. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. vol. 24 (S2).
- (2019) Overdiagnosis: epistemic uncertainty and ethical challenges. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. vol. 24 (S2).
- (2019) Progress bias versus status quo bias in the ethics of emerging science and technology. Bioethics.
- (2019) Research integrity of PhD-candidates in the Scandinavian countries. Results from 6 years of surveys. 6th World Conference on Research Integrity. vol. O009.
- (2019) Research integrity: environment, experience, or ethos?. Research Ethics. vol. 15 (3-4).
- (2019) Developing a face-to-face train-the-trainers program for fostering virtues in research integrity. 6th World Conference on Research Integrity. vol. O105.
- (2019) Why are the harms of overdiagnosis treated less seriously than other iatrogenic harms?. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. vol. 24 (S2).
- (2019) Methods assessing sociocultural aspects of health technologies: Results of a literature review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. vol. 35 (2).
- (2018) Geographical variations in the use of diagnostic imaging of musculoskeletal diseases in Norway. Acta Radiologica. vol. 60 (9).
- (2018) Barriers and facilitators for guideline adherence in diagnostic imaging: an explorative study of GPs’ and radiologists’ perspectives. BMC Health Services Research. vol. 18 (556).
- (2018) Development and conduction of an active re-implementation of the Norwegian musculoskeletal guidelines. BMC Research Notes. vol. 11 (785).
- (2018) Assessing Human Enhancements: Exposing and Elucidating Ethical Issues. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. vol. 33 (S1).
- (2018) Fake facts and alternative truths in medical research. BMC Medical Ethics. vol. 19 (4).