Joar Røkke Fystro
- Bioethics in general, but particularly
- the use of (financial) incentives,
- personal responsibility within health policy, and
- disclosure of genetic information to family members.
The PhD project
My PhD project is about non-attendance charges in the health service. When people do not attend appointments in outpatient clinics, time and resources which could have benefited other patients will go to waste. The purpose of the charge is to motivate patients to attend or cancel their appointments and can be understood as a negative financial incentive. Today you can be charged 1125 NOK (approximately 109 EUR) in Norway if you do not show up as agreed without giving notice 24 hours before.
To dig deeper into the normative foundation of non-attendance charges, I will first conduct a document analysis of pertinent public documents and map out the arguments for and against a non-attendance charge. Thereafter, a survey study will be carried out, where people's conceptions and opinions about the charge are measured through a questionnaire. Last but not least, a theoretical paper will summarise the findings and discuss whether non-attendance charges should be used as a mean to reduce non-attendance in healthcare.
- Master of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (2020), University of Oslo
- Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (2017), OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work (2014), OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University