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

  • Sævareid, T. J. L., Pedersen, R. & Magelssen, M. (2021). Positive attitudes to advance care planning – a Norwegian general population survey. BMC Health Services Research, 21. ISSN: 1472-6963
  • Wikstøl, D., Pedersen, R. & Magelssen, M. (2021). Public attitudes and health law in conflict: somatic vs. mental care, role of next of kin, and the right to refuse treatment and information. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), s. 1 - 9. ISSN: 1472-6963
  • Hofmann, B., Oftestad, E. A. & Magelssen, M. (2021). Hva vil vi med fosterdiagnostikken? Fosterdiagnostikkens etikk. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 9788202693992
  • Magelssen, M., Rasmussen, M., Wallace, S. & Førde, R. (2021). Priority setting at the clinical level: the case of nusinersen and the Norwegian national expert group. BMC Medical Ethics, 22(1), s. 1 - 8. 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
  • 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, s. 1 - 11. 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. 1319 - 1326. ISSN: 0001-5172
  • Heggestad, A. K. T., Magelssen, M., Pedersen, R. & Gjerberg, E. (2020). Ethical challenges in home-based care: A systematic literature review. Nursing Ethics. ISSN: 0969-7330
  • (2020). Dødshjelp i Norden? Etikk, klinikk og politikk. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISBN: 9788202616571