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Stefán Hjörleifsson

Associate Professor
  • E-mailStefan.Hjorleifsson@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 60 90
  • Visitor Address
    Institutt for global helse og samfunnsmedisin
    Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Overdiagnosis and overmedicalization, medical ethics and clinical communication, disease as a product of biology, culture and (loss of) meaning, intercultural issues in the medical encounter.

Ethics of biomedical research, clinical ethics, communication and consultation skills, psychiatry in general practice, gastroenterology in general practice.

Academic article
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Meland, Eivind; Rørtveit, Guri; Hannestad, Yngvild Skåtun; Bondevik, Gunnar Tschudi. 2019. The when and how of the gynaecological examination: a survey among Norwegian general practitioners. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 264-270.
  • Hetlevik, Øystein; Garre-Fivelsdal, Gina Dorothea; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine. 2019. Patient-reported depression treatment and future treatment preferences: an observational study in general practice. Family Practice. 771-777.
  • Opdal, Per Øystein; Meland, Eivind; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2019. Dilemmas of medical overuse in general practice?A focus group study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 135-140.
  • Schei, Edvin; Johnsrud, Ruth E.; Mildestvedt, Thomas; Pedersen, Reidar; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2018. Trustingly bewildered. How first-year medical students make sense of their learning experience in a traditional, preclinical curriculum. Medical Education Online. 1-9.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Hammer, Elise; Diaz, Esperanza. 2017. General practitioners' strategies in consultations with immigrants in Norway - practice-based shared reflections among participants in focus groups. Family Practice. 216-221.
  • Iden, Kristina Riis; Ruths, Sabine; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2015. Residents’ perceptions of their own sadness - a qualitative study in Norwegian nursing homes. BMC Geriatrics. 1-7.
  • Iden, Kristina Riis; Engedal, Knut Arne; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine. 2014. Prevalence of depression among recently admitted long-term care patients in Norwegian nursing homes: Associations with diagnostic workup and use of antidepressants. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 154-162.
  • Diaz, Esperanza; Raza, Ali; Sandvik, Hogne; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2014. Immigrant and native regular general practitioners in Norway. A comparative registry-based observational study. European Journal of General Practice. 93-99.
  • Reiter, Simone B. Catharina; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Breidablik, Hans Johan; Meland, Eivind. 2013. Impact of divorce and loss of parental contact on health complaints among adolescents. Journal of Public Health. 278-285.
  • Iden, Kristina Riis; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine. 2011. Treatment decisions on antidepressants in nursing homes: A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 252-256.
  • Diaz, Esperanza; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2011. Immigrant general practitioners in Norway: A special resource? A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 239-244.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Árnason, Vilhjálmur; Schei, Edvin. 2008. Decoding the genetics debate: hype and hope in Icelandic news media in 2000 and 2004. New genetics and society (Print). 377-394.
  • Árnason, Vilhjálmur; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2007. Geneticization and bioethics: advancing debate and research. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy. 417-431.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Schei, Edvin. 2006. Scientific rationality, uncertainty and the governance of human genetics: an interview study with researchers at deCODE genetics. European Journal of Human Genetics.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Strand, Roger; Schei, Edvin. 2005. Health as a genetic planning project: Enthusiasm and second thoughts among biomedical researchers and their research subjects. Genomics, Society and Policy. 52-65.
  • Schei, Edvin; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Rørtveit, Guri; Lysebo, DE; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2000. Legen - den enøyde samaritan? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1207-1209.
Lecture
  • Getz, Linn Okkenhaug; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; heath, iona; Maguire, Niamh; Rosvold, Elin Olaug. 2017. Key Writings in General Practice: The Core of a Discipline and Formation of its Practitioners.
Academic lecture
  • Ruths, Sabine; Baste, Valborg; Hetlevik, Øystein; Anderssen, Norman; Smith-Sivertsen, Tone; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Riiser, Sharline; Hansen, Anneli Borge; Ina, Grung; Haukenes, Inger. 2019. Time trends in GPs’ provision of depression care during 2008-2016.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2017. The non-linear relationship between evidence and practice – with homebirth as an emotionally charged case.
  • Ruths, Sabine; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Schei, Edvin; Hetlevik, Øystein. 2017. Self-reported depression in patients visiting their general practitioner.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2017. Overdiagnosis in general practice: How can it be limited?
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2017. General practitioners’ gender and the gynecological examination - A survey among GPs in Western Norway.
  • Johnsrud, Ruth E.; Schei, Edvin; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Mildestvedt, Thomas. 2015. Trustingly bewildered. First-year medical students’ reflections on the ideals of medicine and the realities of medical school.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Rørtveit, Guri; Hannestad, Yngvild Skåtun; Meland, Eivind; Bondevik, Gunnar Tschudi. 2015. Pelvic examination in general practice. A survey from Western Norway.
  • Brekke, Ole Andreas; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2005. Biobanks as National Constructs - Iceland and Norway.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2003. Sjúkdómsvæðing - Inngangur.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. When more is worse - Medical expansion as a threat to health.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. Siðfræði og heilbrigðisþjónusta [Etikk og helsetjenester].
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. How genetics alters the course of history.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. Gode hensikter, utilsiktede følger?
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. Gode hensikter, utilsiktede følger?
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. Forskning og samfunn, om utilsiktede følger av medisinsk forskning.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. Erfðafræði og samfélag [Genetikk og samfunn].
Reader opinion piece
  • Krokstad, Steinar; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Riseth, Marte Ulvestad; Wardemann, Benedicte W.; Sundby, Harald; Alsnes, Ingvild Vatten. 2019. Fastlegegarantien. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
  • Mjølstad, Bente Prytz; Roksund, Gisle; Brelin, Petter; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Carlsen, Tor. 2018. Svangerskapsomsorgen må være kunnskapsbasert. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 799-799.
Non-fiction book
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Lea, Kjersti. 2017. God praksis. Om medisin og etikk. Fagbokforlaget.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Lea, Kjersti. 2017. God praksis – om medisin og etikk. Fagbokforlaget.
Popular scientific article
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. Risikokunnskap - ein helserisiko. UiB-magasinet : nytt fra Universitetet i Bergen.
Feature article
  • Roksund, Gisle; Brodersen, John; Johnson, Georg Espolin; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Laudal, Morten; Swensen, Elisabeth. 2016. Overdiagnostikk – norske allmennleger viser vei :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1903-1905.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Lea, Kjersti; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2018. Mismanagement in General Practice. 30 pages.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Getz, Linn. 2011. Hvert er framlag siðfræðinnar til heilbrigðis og læknavísinda? 23 pages.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2011. Challenging population screening. 14 pages.
Abstract
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Hvas, Lotte; Saxtrup, Nils; Sturmberg, Joachim; Getz, Linn Okkenhaug. 2019. Working with complexity is a core generalist competence – Obesity as a case. Symposium at the 21st Nordic Congress of general Practice, Aalborg 17-20 June 2019. 21st Nordic Congress of General Practice 17-20 June 2019, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • Sturmberg, Joachim; Hvas, Lotte; Saxtrup, Niels; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Getz, Linn Okkenhaug. 2019. From Theory to practice: Complexity science in Daily Practice. Workshop, Nordic Congress of General Practice, Aalborg 17-20 June 2019. Abstracts Nordic Congress of General Practice 2019.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Heath, Iona; Getz, Linn Okkenhaug. 2018. Good doctoring: Core writings as an antidote to „too much medicine . BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. A3.
Poster
  • Hetlevik, Øystein; Garre-Fivelsdal, Gina; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine. 2019. Patient-reported treatment preferences in case of future depression .
  • Iden, Kristina Riis; Ruths, Sabine; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2016. Sadness as perceived by nursing home patients.
  • Abildsnes, Eirik; Samdal, Gro Beate; Stea, Tonje Holte; Mildestvedt, Thomas; Lid, Torgeir Gilje; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Meland, Eivind. 2013. Promoting health in Healthy Living Centers – does it work, how does it work, and why? A study protocol.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2003. How genetics changes the course of history.
Academic literature review
  • Árnason, Vilhjálmur; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2016. The person in a state of sickness: the doctor-patient relationship reconsidered. 209-218.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Selected publications related to current research

Diaz, Esperanza; Raza, Ali; Sandvik, Hogne; Hjørleifsson, Stefan.
Immigrant and native regular general practitioners in Norway. A comparative registry-based observational study. European Journal of General Practice 2013 ;Volum 19.

Diaz, Esperanza; Hjørleifsson, Stefan.
Immigrant general practitioners in Norway: A special resource? A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2011 ;Volum 39.(3) s. 239-244

Iden, Kristina Riis; Engedal, Knut Arne; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine.
Prevalence of Depression among Recently Admitted Long-Term Care Patients in Norwegian Nursing Homes: Associations with Diagnostic Workup and Use of Antidepressants.. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 2013 ;Volum 37.(3-4) s. 154-162

Iden, Kristina Riis; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine.
Treatment decisions on antidepressants in nursing homes: A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2011 ;Volum 29.(4) s. 252-25

Hjørleifsson, Stefan.
Challenging population screening. I: Public Health - ethical issues. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers 2011 ISBN 978-92-893-2234-8. s. 47-60

 

2014 Supervisor (trainer) in general practice.

2011 Specialist GP.

2008 Dr med, thesis: Genetics, risk and medicalization
A case study of preventive genetic technologies in Iceland.

1999 Cand med.

1992 BA in philosophy.

 

Fields of competence