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

  • (2020). Dødshjelp i Norden? Etikk, klinikk og politikk. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 9788202616571
  • 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
  • Heggestad, A. K. T., Førde, R., Magelssen, M. & Arnekleiv, B. (2020). Ethics reflection groups for school nurses. Nursing Ethics. ISSN: 0969-7330
  • 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. 1 - 8. ISSN: 0001-5172
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gaasø, O. M., Rø, K. I., Bringedal, B. & Magelssen, M. (2019). Legers holdninger til aktiv dødshjelp. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, 139(1), s. 1 - 7. ISSN: 0029-2001
  • Haaland Barlaup, A., Landsverk, Å. M., Myskja, B. K., Supphellen, M. & Magelssen, M. (2019). Acceptable attitudes and the limits of tolerance: Understanding public attitudes to conscientious objection in healthcare. Clinical Ethics, 14(3), s. 115 - 121. ISSN: 1477-7509
  • Magelssen, M., Le, N. Q. & Supphellen, M. (2019). Secularity, abortion, assisted dying and the future of conscientious objection: modelling the relationship between attitudes. BMC Medical Ethics, 20. ISSN: 1472-6939
  • Magelssen, M., Pedersen, R., Miljeteig, I., Ervik, H. & Førde, R. (2019). Importance of systematic deliberation and stakeholder presence: A national study of clinical ethics committees. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46(2), s. 66 - 70. ISSN: 0306-6800