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) Avoiding hypersensitive reluctance to address parental responsibility in childhood obesity. Journal of Medical Ethics.
- (2020) Health care personnel’s perception of guideline implementation for musculoskeletal imaging: a process evaluation. BMC Health Services Research.
- (2020) Devaluation of persons by biotechnology-facilitated practices at the beginning and at the end of life. Journal of Medical Ethics. vol. 46 (8).
- (2020) Får kvinner nok informasjon til å ta informerte valg ved mammografiscreening?. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. vol. 140 (3).
- (2020) Helsetjenestens irrasjonelle håndtering av målrasjonelle midler (som teknologi). Helsetjenesteforskningskonferansen 2020 Oslo, 10.–11. mars.
- (2020) Progress bias versus status quo bias in the ethics of emerging science and technology. Bioethics. vol. 34 (3).
- (2020) The death of dignity is greatly exaggerated: Reflections 15 years after the declaration of dignity as a useless concept. Bioethics. vol. 34 (6).
- (2020) The first casualty of an epidemic is evidence. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. vol. 26.
- (2020) Biases distorting priority setting. Health Policy. vol. 124 (1).
- (2020) Research Integrity Among PhD Students at the Faculty of Medicine: A Comparison of Three Scandinavian Universities. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. vol. 15 (4).
- (2020) What makes some diseases more typical than others? A survey on the impact of disease characteristics and professional background on disease typicality. INQUIRY (INQ). vol. 57.
- (2020) Core competencies for ethics experts in health technology assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. vol. 36 (6).
- (2020) Rethinking patient involvement in healthcare priority setting. Bioethics. vol. 34 (4).
- (2020) Back to WHAT? The role of research ethics in pandemic times. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy.
- (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.