Morten Magelssen

Associate Professor - Centre for Medical Ethics
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Phone +47 22844649
Mobile phone +47 48223580
Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Clinical ethics and ethics reflection in healthcare
  • End-of-life ethics (inc. assisted dying)
  • Priority setting and resource allocation
  • Ethics of biotechnology, especially prenatal diagnosis
  • Christian perspectives on medical ethics and bioethics
  • Conscientious objection in healthcare

Courses taught

Head of teaching in medical ethics in the university medical school

Teaching in the university medical school and CME's master-level courses

Seminars for healthcare professionals and clinical ethics committee members around the country on topics in clinical ethics


  • Leader of CME's permanent project on clinical ethics, 2019-
  • Member of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, 2019-2023
  • Researcher, 2014-
  • PhD, University of Oslo, 2010-2014
  • Bachelor of philosophy, 2009
  • Resident physician, Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, 2006-2010
  • Medical internship, Skien and Porsgrunn, 2005-2006
  • Medical doctor (cand. med.), 2004

Personal web page


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  • Magelssen, Morten & Horn, Morten Andreas (red.) (2020). Dødshjelp i Norden? Etikk, klinikk og politikk. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202616571.  317 s.

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Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:45 PM - Last modified Oct. 2, 2019 9:29 PM