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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.
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- (2016) Ethical issues with colorectal cancer screening—a systematic review. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice.
- (2016) Incidental findings of uncertain significance: To know or not to know--that is not the question. BMC Medical Ethics. vol. 17 (13).
- (2016) Medicalization and overdiagnosis: different but alike. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy. vol. 19 (2).
- (2016) Obesity as a Socially Defined Disease: Philosophical Considerations and Implications for Policy and Care. Health Care Analysis. vol. 24 (1).
- (2016) Toward a Method for Exposing and Elucidating Ethical Issues with Human Cognitive Enhancement Technologies. Science and Engineering Ethics.
- (2016) Smart-Glasses: Exposing and Elucidating the Ethical Issues. Science and Engineering Ethics.
- (2016) Vitenskapelig uredelighet - kunnskap, handlinger og holdninger hos doktorgradskandidater. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
- (2016) Complex health care interventions: Characteristics relevant for ethical analysis in health technology assessment. GMS Health Technology Assessment. vol. 12.
- (2016) Ethical analysis in HTA of complex health interventions. BMC Medical Ethics. vol. 17:16.
- (2016) Why is it so difficult to integrate ethics in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)? The epistemological viewpoint. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. vol. 20.
- (2016) Quality Assessment of Ethics Analyses for Health Technology Asssessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. vol. 32 (5).
- (2016) Personalized medicine: evidence of normativity in its quantitative definition of health. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. vol. 37 (5).
- (2016) The new holism: P4 systems medicine and the medicalization of health and life itself. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy. vol. 19 (2).
- (2015) "Kan slankeoperasjon være noe for deg?" : en studie av hvordan private klinikker informerer om fedmekirurgi. Fysioterapeuten. vol. 82 (4).
- (2015) "Om jeg er frisk? Vent litt, jeg skal bare sjekke appen" Helsebegreper for vår tid. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift. vol. 27 (2-3).
- (2015) Too much technology. BMJ (British Medical Journal). vol. 350.
- (2015) Revealing and acknowledging value judgments in health technology assessment. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. vol. 30 (6).
- (2015) Scientific dishonesty: a survey of doctoral students at the major medical faculties in Sweden and Norway. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. vol. 10 (4).
- (2015) Evaluation of ethical aspects in health technology assessment: More methods than applications?. Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research. vol. 15 (1).
- (2015) Integrating ethics in health technology assessment: many ways to Rome. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. vol. 31 (3).