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  • Ethiopia, India

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    • Medical ethics / priority setting. Basic course for 2.year medical students. 2007 -
    • Ethics and Priority setting for leaders: Main lecturer and responsible for 1-day course for leaders in Helse Bergen, 2015 –
    • Ethics and priority setting for LIS1 and LIS 3
    • Teaching of health personnel on different ethical aspects of their job/ethical analysis. Leading days-seminars, half-days seminar, department meetings etc. (approximately 2-3 sessions/month) 2010 -
    • Medical ethics / priority setting for teachers in medical ethics in Ethiopia (2 weeks yearly) 2012-
    • Medical ethics for 5th and 6th year medical students. 2009 –
    • Medical ethics and priority setting, Master-students in various clinical nursing specialties, Bergen University College. 2013 -2017
    • Global Health. Course for 3.year medical students and master students in international health 2010 -
    • Communication/consultation training for 6.th year medical students 2009
    Academic article
    • Show author(s) 2021. Priority-setting dilemmas, moral distress and support experienced by nurses and physicians in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway. Nursing Ethics. 66-81.
    • Show author(s) 2020. ‘I wanted to go, but they said wait’: Mothers’ bargaining power and strategies in careseeking for ill newborns in Ethiopia. PLOS ONE. 1-15.
    • Show author(s) 2019. When the law makes doors slightly open: ethical dilemmas among abortion service providers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Medical Ethics. 10 pages.
    • Show author(s) 2019. Importance of systematic deliberation and stakeholder presence: A national study of clinical ethics committees. Journal of Medical Ethics. 66-70.
    • Show author(s) 2019. Financial risk protection at the bedside: How Ethiopian physicians try to minimize out-of-pocket health expenditures. PLOS ONE. 1-16.
    • Show author(s) 2019. Country contextualisation of cost-effectiveness studies: lessons from Ethiopia. BMJ Global Health. 1-9.
    • Show author(s) 2019. Clinical ethics dilemmas in a low-income setting - a national survey among physicians in Ethiopia. BMC Medical Ethics. 1-13.
    • Show author(s) 2019. Bedside Rationing Under Resource Constraints—A National Survey of Ethiopian Physicians’ Use of Criteria for Priority Setting. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 125-135.
    • Show author(s) 2018. Towards universal health coverage: including undocumented migrants. BMJ Global Health.
    • Show author(s) 2018. Selling my sheep to pay for medicines - Household priorities and coping strategies in a setting without universal health coverage. BMC Health Services Research. 1-12.
    • Show author(s) 2018. Newborn health benefits or financial risk protection? An ethical analysis of a real-life dilemma in a setting without universal health coverage. Journal of Medical Ethics. 524-530.
    • Show author(s) 2017. What if the baby doesn't survive? Health-care decision making for ill newborns in Ethiopia. Social Science and Medicine. 123-130.
    • Show author(s) 2017. Roles and responsibilities of clinical ethics committees in priority setting. BMC Medical Ethics.
    • Show author(s) 2017. Etikkarbeid i lavinntektsland: Etiopia som eksempel (Ethics capacity building in low income countries: Ethiopia as a case). Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
    • Show author(s) 2017. Ethics capacity building in low-income countries: Ethiopia as a case study. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
    • Show author(s) 2017. A Call for Open Access and Empathy Is Not Enough: Hands on Are Needed! American Journal of Bioethics.
    • Show author(s) 2015. Towards universal health coverage for reproductive health services in Ethiopia: Two policy recommendations. International Journal for Equity in Health.
    • Show author(s) 2012. Prioritizing child health interventions in Ethiopia: modeling impact on child mortality, life expectancy and inequality in age at death. PLOS ONE. 9 pages.
    • Show author(s) 2011. HIV priorities and health distributions in a rural region in Tanzania: a qualitative study. Journal of Medical Ethics. 221-226.
    • Show author(s) 2010. End-of-life decisions as bedside rationing. An ethical analysis of life support restrictions in an Indian neonatal unit. Journal of Medical Ethics. 473-478.
    • Show author(s) 2009. Impact of Ethics and Economics on End-of-Life Decisions in an Indian Neonatal Unit. Pediatrics. E322-E328.
    • Show author(s) 2009. Høykostnadsmedisin - mangler vi åpne og legitime prosedyrer for prioritering? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 17-20.
    • Show author(s) 2008. Etiske valg ved medisinsk nytteløs behandling. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2185-2189.
    • Show author(s) 2007. Physicians' use of guidelines and attitudes to withholding and withdrawing treatment for extremely premature neonates in Norway. Acta Paediatrica. 825-829.
    • Show author(s) 2006. My job is to keep him alive, but what about his brother and sister? How Indian doctors experience ethical dilemmas in neonatal medicine. Developing World Bioethics. 23-32.
    Reader opinion piece
    • Show author(s) 2010. Rettferdig bruk av kostnadsdata :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1448.
    Popular scientific article
    • Show author(s) 2016. Møtet med den papirløse pasient –en etisk analyse. Utposten.
    Feature article
    • Show author(s) 2017. Towards universal health coverage for undocumented migrants? . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
    • Show author(s) 2011. Priorities in global health. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
    Doctoral dissertation
    • Show author(s) 2018. Priority to the newborn? Real-life priority setting and intra-household resource allocation for newborn health in Ethiopia .
    • Show author(s) 2010. End-of-life priorities in complex settings: An ethical analysis of decisions in Indian neonatal units.
    Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
    • Show author(s) 2019. Priorities at the bedside: experiences of catastrophic health expenditure in Ethiopia.
    Academic literature review
    • Show author(s) 2020. Protecting essential health services in low-income and middle-income countries and humanitarian settings while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Global Health. 1-9.
    • Show author(s) 2017. Ethical Challenges in the Provision of Dialysis in Resource-Constrained Environments. Seminars in Nephrology. 273-286.
    • Show author(s) 2015. A survey of Ethiopian physicians’ experiences of bedside rationing: extensive resource scarcity, tough decisions and adverse consequences. BMC Health Services Research. 1-8.
    Article in business/trade/industry journal
    • Show author(s) 2013. Skal rusmiddelavhengige pasienter tilbys hjerteklaffkirurgi for andre gang? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 977-980.
    Chapter
    • Show author(s) 2020. Prioriteringer av helseressurser. 169-178. In:
      • Show author(s) 2020. Etikk i helsetjenesten. Gyldendal Akademisk.
    • Show author(s) 2020. Helseetikk i et flerkulturelt samfunn. 180-188. In:
      • Show author(s) 2020. Etikk i helsetjenesten. Gyldendal Akademisk.

    More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

    International publications in peer reviewed journals:

    Miljeteig I, Defaye F, Desalegn D, Danis M. Clinical ethics dilemmas in a low-income setting - a national survey among physicians in Ethiopia. BMC Med Ethics. 2019

    Miljeteig I, Defaye FB, Wakim P, Desalegn DN, Berhane Y, Norheim OF, Danis M. Financial risk protection at the bedside: How Ethiopian physicians try to minimize out-of-pocket health expenditures. PLoS One. 2019

    McLean E, Desalegn DN, Blystad A, Miljeteig I. When the law makes doors slightly open: ethical dilemmas among abortion service providers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. BMC Med Ethics. 2019

    Defaye FB, Danis M, Wakim P, Berhane Y, Norheim OF and Miljeteig I. Bedside rationing under resource contstraints - A national survey of Ethiopian physicians´ use of criteria for priority setting. American Journal of Bioethics - Empirical Bioethics. 2018

    Onarheim KH, Melberg A, Meier BM, Miljeteig I. Towards universal health coverage: Including undocumented migrants. BMJ Global Health. 2018

    Onarheim KH, Norheim OF, Miljeteig I. Newborn health benefits or financial risk protection? An ethical analysis of a real-life dilemma in a setting without universal health coverage. J Med Ethics 2018

    Miljeteig I, Berhane F, Desalegn D. A Call for Open Access and Empathy Is Not Enough: Hands on Are Needed! Am J Bioeth. 2017

    Magelssen M, Miljeteig I, Pedersen R, Førde R. Roles and responsibilities of clinical ethics committees in priority setting. BMC Med Ethics. 2017.

    Onarheim KH, Sisay MM, Gizaw M, Moland KM, Miljeteig I. What if the baby doesn't survive? Health-care decision making for ill newborns in Ethiopia. Soc Sci Med. 2017

    Luyckx VA, Miljeteig I, Ejigu AM, Moosa MR.  Ethical Challenges in the Provision of Dialysis in Resource-Constrained Environments. Semin Nephrol. 2017

    Onarheim, KH; Tolla, MT; Norheim, OF; Abdullah, M; Miljeteig, I. Towards universal health coverage for reproductive health services in Ethiopia: Two policy recommendations. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2015

    Defaye F, Desalegn D, Danis M, Hurst S, Berhane Y, Norheim O, Miljeteig I. 2015. A survey of Ethiopian physicians` experiences of bedside rationing: Extensive resource scarcity, tough decisions and adverse consequences. BMC Health Services Research

    Miljeteig I, Skrede S, Langørgen J, Haaverstad R, Jøsendal O, Sjursen H, Norheim OF. Should patients who use illicit drugs be offered a second heart-valve replacement? Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2013 May 7;133(9):977-80

    Onarheim KH, Tessema S, Johansson KA, Eide KT, Norheim OF, Miljeteig I.Prioritizing Child Health Interventions in Ethiopia: Modeling Impact on Child Mortality, Life Expectancy and Inequality in Age at Death. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e41521

    Johansson KA, Miljeteig, I., Kigwangalla, H. , Norheim, O. F.,. Priority decisions and their distributional implications during HIV treatment roll-out in a rural region in Tanzania. A qualitative descriptive study.  Journal of Medical Ethics, 2011;37(4):221-

    Miljeteig I, Johansson, K. A., Sayeed, S., A., Norheim, O., F., . End of life decisions as bedside rationing. An ethical analysis of life support restrictions in an Indian neonatal unit.  Journal of Medical Ethics ;Volum 36.(8) s. 473-478 2010

    Miljeteig I, Sayeed SA, Jesani A, Johansson KA, Norheim OF. "Impact of ethics and economics on end-of-life decisions in an Indian neonatal unit." Pediatrics 2009;124(2): e322-328.

    Miljeteig I, Markestad T, Norheim OF. Physicians' use of guidelines and attitudes to withholding and withdrawing treatment for extremely premature neonates in Norway. Acta Paediatr 2007;96(6):825-9.

    Miljeteig I, Norheim OF. My job is to keep him alive, but what about his brother and sister? How Indian doctors experience ethical dilemmas in neonatal medicine. Developing world bioethics 2006;6(1):23-32. 

    PhD thesis:

    End-of-life priorities in complex settings: An ethical analysis of decisions in Indian neonatal units. : Universitetet i Bergen 2010. 200 s. 
    UiB  Available at http://hdl.handle.net/1956/4189

     

    Norwegian publications in peer reviewed journals:

    Morken S, Halset S, Miljeteig I. ”Familyplanning in India" Tidsskr Nor Legeforen 2012 Apr 30;132(8):985-7

    Bærøe K, Ottersen T, Eide K, Engjom H, Johansson KA, Miljeteig I, et al. Priority setting in global health. Tidsskr Nor Legeforen 2011; 131:1667-

     Johansson KA, Miljeteig I. Ethical priority setting of health services. Utposten. 2010;4:22

    Johansson KA, Miljeteig I, Norheim OF. High-cost medicine: Are we short of transparent and legitimate priority setting procedures? Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen. 2009 Jan 1;129(1):17-20.

    Miljeteig I, Johansson KA, Norheim OF. Ethical choices in medical futile treatment.Tidsskr Nor Legeforen 2008;19(128):2185-9.

     

    Other publications:

     Miljeteig I, Onarheim KH, Strømme EM, Johansson KA: Fair Prioritysetting in global child health. Morgenbladet June 2012

    Johansson K.A, Miljeteig I. Fair use of cost data. Tidsskr Nor Legeforen. 2010;130:144

     Miljeteig I, Johansson KA. The unsolved dilemmas. The priority setting debate needs clarifications of concepts. Chronicle in the newspaper Bergens Tidene 09.07.2010 

    Miljeteig I, Johansson KA. Ethics on the timetable - a traveling letter from India.Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 2002;19(122):1916-7.

    Narvestad J, Miljeteig I. ”Medisinstudenter sprer kunnskap om omskjæring av kvinner”. Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 2002; 122: 866

     

     

    • Read more about my projects at https://www.uib.no/en/bceps
    • "ASK ME: a  tool to increase Awareness, Skills and Knowledge in Medical Ethics" Development and testing of ethics tool for analysis and decision making. 
    • "ToT ME: Training of Trainers in Medical Ethics in Ethiopia". Developer, planer and teacher at a 3 year training course for teachers in medical ethics for medical students at the University of Addis Ababa. ACEPS
    • "Values at the Bedside in Ethiopia": a national survey among Ethiopian physicians (583 participants) concerning experiences of and perspectives on ethical dilemmas and priority setting and several qualitative studies. Head of the project. Collaboration between UoB, University of Addis Ababa and National Institute of Health (US). 

     

    • Supervision:
      • PhD-candidate Kristine Onarheim on the project “Evaluation of outcome and equity concerns of maternal and child interventions in Ethiopia”. Main supervisor. 2015 -2018
      • PhD-candidate Valerie Luyckx, University of Zurich, on the project “Ethical issues in relation to provision of sustainable renal care in sub-Saharan Africa”, Co-supervisor. 2016 -2019
      • PhD- candidate Frethiwot Berhane Defaye on the project  “A Study of Ethiopian Physicians Experiences of Ethical Dilemmas and Bedside Rationing in Clinical Practice”. Main supervisor. 2012-
      • PhD-candidate Dawit Nema Desalegn on the project “Increasing awareness, skills and knowledge in medical ethics among Ethiopian health workers to build a caring, respectful and compassionate health system” Main supervisor. 2015 
      • “Forskerlinjestudent” Emily McLean on the project “ Abortions in Ethiopia – ethical and public health concerns” Main supervisor. 2015-
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      • PhD-track medical student Kaya Cetin on the project "When a mother or a newborn dies - A qualitative study of ethical dilemmas, communication challenges and moral distress among health care workers in selected Ethiopian hospitals" 2019-

     

    • Associate Professor in Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Department of Global Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen (50% position) 2012 -
    • Ethicist/Special Consultant, Dept. of Research and Development, Haukeland University Hospital, (40% position) 2010 -
    • General practitioner at Kalfaret Legesenter (temporary staff, 20%) 2013 –
    • Secretary, Clinical Ethics Committee, 2010 -
    • Head of Capacity Building Project in Medical Ethics in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2011 –
    • General Practitioner 50% at Kalfaret Legesenter 2013 - 2014
    • Researcher 50% Position at Project "Priorities across patientgroups", funded by Helse-Vest. 2012 -2013
    • Internship Sandviken Legesenter, general practice (6 months) 2011-2012
    • Internship Department of Internal Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital,(6 months) 2010 - 2011
    • Internship Department of Surgery , Haukeland University Hospital, (6 months), 2010
    • PhD, disputation 7. of June 2010
    • Visiting Scholar at Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health, Harvard Medical School, USA, Aug 2006 – Jan 2007
    • Cand. med, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway, 1997 - 2004
    • Pedagogy, basic course, Norwegian Teaching Academy, Bergen, January to June 1997
    • Occupational Psychology, half year course, University of Bergen, August to December 1996
    • Children’s Culture and Performance Study, half year course, Bergen University College, January to June 1996
    • Psychology, basic course, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, August 1995- June 1996
    • Ethnology, basic course, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen, August 1994 - June 1995
    • Spanish classes, Quito, Ecuador, June 1997 – August 1997        

     

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