Morten Magelssen

Adjunct Professor


Special fields:

  • Bioethics

Resource person for the following topics:

Phone: 22590500


I am a medical doctor and worked for some years as a clinician before going into academic medical ethics in 2010. My main position is at the Centre for medical ethics at the University of Oslo, where I have the main responsibility for teaching in medical ethics for the medical students.

My academic interests are bioethics and medical ethics, including Christian perspectives. You can read more about me at my own webpage.

Latest academic publications

  • Hofmann, B., Oftestad, E. A. & Magelssen, M. (2021). Hva vil vi med fosterdiagnostikken? Fosterdiagnostikkens etikk. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 9788202693992
  • Heggestad, A. K. T., Førde, R., Magelssen, M. & Arnekleiv, B. (2020). Ethics reflection groups for school nurses. Nursing Ethics, s. 1 - 11. ISSN: 0969-7330
  • Magelssen, M., Pedersen, R., Karlsen, H. M. & Thoresen, L. (2020). Implementing clinical ethics committees as a complex intervention: presentation of a feasibility study in community care. BMC Medical Ethics, 21(82). ISSN: 1472-6939
  • Fredheim, O. M., Skulberg, I. M., Magelssen, M. & Steine, S. (2020). Clinical and ethical aspects of palliative sedation with propofol—A retrospective quantitative and qualitative study. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, s. 1319 - 1326. ISSN: 0001-5172
  • (2020). Dødshjelp i Norden? Etikk, klinikk og politikk. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 9788202616571
  • Magelssen, M. & Shaw, J. (2020). Intentions of Physicians and End of Life Care Team. Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life Care, s. 315 - 334. Springer Nature. ISBN: 978-3-030-40032-3
  • Ewnetu, D. B., Combs Thorsen, V., Solbakk, J. H. & Magelssen, M. (2020). Still a moral dilemma: How Ethiopian professionals providing abortion come to terms with conflicting norms and demands. BMC Medical Ethics, 21(1), s. 1 - 7. ISSN: 1472-6939
  • Magelssen, M. & Ewnetu, D. B. (2020). Professionals’ experience with conscientious objection to abortion in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: An interview study. Developing World Bioethics. ISSN: 1471-8731
  • Magelssen, M. (2020). Språk og virkelighet i dødshjelpsdebatten. Dødshjelp i Norden? Etikk, klinikk og politikk, s. 35 - 50. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 9788202616571
  • Heggheim Kleiven, D. J., Hartling, O., Ståhle, F., Horn, M. A. & Magelssen, M. (2020). Dødshjelp: Lovverk, praksis og holdninger i de skandinaviske land. Dødshjelp i Norden? Etikk, klinikk og politikk, s. 51 - 74. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 9788202616571