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
- (2018) Geographical variations in the use of diagnostic imaging of musculoskeletal diseases in Norway. Acta Radiologica.
- (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).
- (2018) Getting personal on overdiagnosis: On defining overdiagnosis from the perspective of the individual person. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. vol. 24 (5).
- (2018) Looking for trouble? Diagnostics expanding disease and producing patients. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. vol. 24 (5).
- (2018) The gene-editing of super-ego. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy. vol. 21 (3).
- (2018) Young blood rejuvenates old bodies: a call for reflection when moving from mice to men. Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy. vol. 45 (1).
- (2018) Back to basics: overdiagnosis is about wrongful diagnosis. BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. vol. 23 (A2).
- (2018) Do We Need To Extend Health Technology Assessment To Health Enhancement Assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. vol. 33 (S1).
- (2018) Does low dose ionizing radiation cause cancer? The interplay of epistemology and ethics in radiation protection. Axiomathes. vol. 28 (6).
- (2018) Human Enhancement: Enhancing Health or Harnessing Happiness?. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.
- (2018) Evaluating facts and facting evaluations: On the fact-value relationship in HTA. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. vol. 24 (5).
- (2018) Filosofiens rolle i det offentligeordskiftet:Hvordan har debatten om sorteringssamfunnet i 2017 påvirketforholdet mellom filosofi og samfunn?En innholdsanalyse. Etikk i praksis. vol. 12 (2).
- (2018) Overdiagnosis a muliti-level problem. BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. vol. 23 (S2).
- (2018) In pursuit of goodness in bioethics: Analysis of an exemplary article. BMC Medical Ethics. vol. 19 (60).
- (2018) Nudging in screening: Literature review and ethical guidance. Patient Education and Counseling. vol. 101 (9).
- (2018) How medical technologies shape the experience of illness. Life Sciences, Society and Policy. vol. 14 (3).
- (2018) Associations between attitudes towards scientific misconduct and self-reported behavior. Accountability in Research. vol. 25 (5).