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About me

Niklas Juth is a associate professor in medical ethics at Karolinska institutet.


Currently teaching on e.g. The ethics of medical research and the philosophy of medical science, Autonomy and justice in medicine, and The ethics of pre- and neonatal medicine at Karolinska institute.

Research description

My main research interests are in ethics and bioethics, genethics, and the intersection between political philosophy and medical ethics, e.g. autonomy and justice in health care. Currently involved in the Stockholm Centre for Health Care Ethics (CHE) project “Prioritizing in Health Care: The Reasonableness and Applicability of the Principles of Cost-Efficiency, Need, and Responsibility” as researcher: I am also doing research within the areas of experimental ethics, victims of honor related threats within health care, end-of-life care, screening, genethics and health care complaints.



Juth, Niklas; Radetzki, Marcus; Radetzki, Marian (2003), Genetics and Insurance, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Juth, Niklas (2005), Genetic information: Values and Rights. The Morality of Presymptomatic Genetic Testing, Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensia, Göteborg. (Dissertation)

Juth N, Lorentzon F. The Concept of Free Will and Forensic Psychiatry, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 33, 2010. 

Lindblad A, Juth N, Fürst CJ and Lynöe N. When enough is enough; terminating life-sustaining treatment at the patient’s request. A survey of attitudes among Swedish physicians and the general public, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2010

Juth N, Lindblad A, Lynöe N, Sjöstrand M and Helgesson G. European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) framework for palliative sedation: an ethical discussion, BMC Palliative Care 9:20, 2010. 

Sandberg J and Juth N. Ethics and Intuitions: A Reply to Peter Singer, Journal of Ethics, Vol. 15, No. 5, 2011. 

Juth N, Tillberg T, Lynöe N. Intentions in critical clinical settings: a study of medical students' perceptions, Journal of Medical Ethics, 37(8), 2011. 

Juth, Niklas; Munthe, Christian (2012), The Ethics of Screening in Health Care and Medicine – Serving Society or Serving the Patient? Springer, Dordrecht.

Juth N. Challenges for principles of needs in health care. Accepted by Health Care Analysis, 2013. 

 Honour-related threats and human rights: a qualitative study of Swedish healthcare providers' attitudes towards young women requesting a virginity certificate or hymen reconstruction.
Juth N, Tännsjö T, Hansson S, Lynöe N
Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 2013 Dec;18(6):451-9

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