Bjørn Hofmann

Professor II - Centre for Medical Ethics
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Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Health technology
  • Philosophy of medicine
  • (Bio)medical ethics
  • Ethics in health technology assessment
  • Philosophy of health sciences and technology

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Courses taught

  • Medical ethics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of medicine and health care (basic concepts)
  • Hva er sykdom [Ethical and epistemological challenges with the concept of disease]

Background

  • Ph.D in philosophy of medicine
  • M.Sc. in biomedical engineering
  • Philosophy and history of ideas

Positions held

  • United Nations Scientific Committee for Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), member of expert group Attribution of health effects to radiation exposure, 2009-2011.
  • Member of the National Board for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, 2010-14.
  • Member of the Council for The Norwegian University for Science and Technology’s strategic program for medical technology, Trondheim 2009-2013.
  • Member of working group on newborn screening by the Directorate of Health, 2008.
  • Member of the Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, reference group for biopolitical issues (Bioreferansegruppa), 01.07.2007-01.07.2010.
  • Member of working group in EUNETHTA (European Network for HTA Agencies) in the elaboration of a ”core model” for integrating ethics in health technology assessment, 2006.
  • Board member, Ethics program, University of Oslo, 2006-9.

Collaboration

  • EUNETHTA (European Network for HTA Agencies)
  • Working Group on Ethics i International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessments (INAHTA), 2005-

 

Publications

  • Bratlie, Sigrid; Halvorsen, Kristin; Myskja, Bjørn Kåre; Mellegård, Hilde; Bjorvatn, Cathrine; Frost, Petter; Heiene, Gunnar Harald; Hofmann, Bjørn Morten; Holst-Jensen, Arne; Holst-Larsen, Torolf; Malnes, Raino Sverre; Paus, Benedicte; Sandvig, Bente; Sjøli, Sonja Irene; Skarstein, Birgit; Thorseth, May Britt; Vagstad, Nils; Våge, Dag Inge & Borge, Ole Johan (2019). A novel governance framework for GMO : a tiered, more flexible regulation for GMOs would help to stimulate innovation and public debate. EMBO Reports.  ISSN 1469-221X.  s 1- 4 . doi: 10.15252/embr.201947812
  • Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2019). Expanding disease and undermining the ethos of medicine. European Journal of Epidemiology.  ISSN 0393-2990.  s 613- 619 . doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00496-4
  • Stich, Anne Kathrin; Mozygemba, Kati; Lysdahl, Kristin Bakke; Pfadenhauer, Lisa Maria; Hofmann, Bjørn Morten; van der Wilt, Gert-Jan & Gerhardus, Ansgar (2019). Methods assessing sociocultural aspects of health technologies: Results of a literature review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.  ISSN 0266-4623.  35(2), s 99- 105 . doi: 10.1017/S0266462319000102
  • Gransjøen, Ann Mari; Lysdahl, Kristin Bakke & Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2018). Geographical variations in the use of diagnostic imaging of musculoskeletal diseases in Norway. Acta Radiologica.  ISSN 0284-1851. . doi: 10.1177/0284185118812204 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gransjøen, Ann Mari; Wiig, Siri; Lysdahl, Kristin Bakke & Hofmann, Bjørn (2018). Barriers and facilitators for guideline adherence in diagnostic imaging: an explorative study of GPs’ and radiologists’ perspectives. BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  18(556) . doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3372-7 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gransjøen, Ann Mari; Wiig, Siri; Lysdahl, Kristin Bakke & Hofmann, Bjørn Morten (2018). Development and conduction of an active re-implementation of the Norwegian musculoskeletal guidelines. BMC Research Notes.  ISSN 1756-0500.  11(785) . doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3894-4 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary

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