• Bariatric surgery for obese children and adolescents: a review of the moral challenges 

      Hofmann, Bjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Background Bariatric surgery for children and adolescents is becoming widespread. However, the evidence is still scarce and of poor quality, and many of the patients are too young to consent. This poses a series of moral ...
    • Ethical analysis in HTA of complex health interventions 

      Lysdahl, Kristin Bakke; Oortwijn, Wija; Wilt, Gert Jan van der; Refolo, Pietro; Sacchini, Dario; Mozygemba, Kati; Gerhardus, Ansgar; Brereton, Louise; Hofmann, Bjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Background: In the field of health technology assessment (HTA), there are several approaches that can be used for ethical analysis. However, there is a scarcity of literature that critically evaluates and compares the ...
    • Fake facts and alternative truths in medical research 

      Hofmann, Bjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background Fake news and alternative facts have become commonplace in these so-called “post-factual times.” What about medical research - are scientific facts fake as well? Many recent disclosures have fueled the claim ...
    • In pursuit of goodness in bioethics: Analysis of an exemplary article 

      Hofmann, Bjørn; Magelssen, Morten (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background What is good bioethics? Addressing this question is key for reinforcing and developing the field. In particular, a discussion of potential quality criteria can heighten awareness and contribute to the quality ...
    • Incidental findings of uncertain significance: To know or not to know--that is not the question 

      Hofmann, Bjørn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Background Although the “right not to know” is well established in international regulations, it has been heavily debated. Ubiquitous results from extended exome and genome analysis have challenged the right not to know. ...
    • Limits to human enhancement: Nature, disease, therapy or betterment? 

      Hofmann, Bjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background New technologies facilitate the enhancement of a wide range of human dispositions, capacities, or abilities. While it is argued that we need to set limits to human enhancement, it is unclear where we should ...