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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.

Books
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Lea, Kjersti. 2017. God praksis – om medisin og etikk. ISBN: 9788245020762.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Lea, Kjersti. 2017. God praksis. Om medisin og etikk. Fagbokforlaget. 316 pages. ISBN: 9788245020762.
Journal articles
  • Hetlevik, Øystein; Garre-Fivelsdal, Gina; Bjorvatn, Bjørn; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine. 2019. Patient-reported depression treatment and future treatment preferences: an observational study in general practice. Family Practice. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmz026
  • 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. 37: 264-270. doi: 10.1080/02813432.2019.1619829
  • Krokstad, Steinar; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Riseth, Marte Ulvestad; Wardemann, Benedicte W.; Sundby, Harald; Alsnes, Ingvild Vatten. 2019. Fastlegegarantien. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 139. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.19.0304
  • 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. 37: 135-140. doi: 10.1080/02813432.2019.1569370
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Heath, Iona; Getz, Linn Okkenhaug. 2018. Good doctoring: Core writings as an antidote to „too much medicine. BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. 23: A3.
  • Mjølstad, Bente Prytz; Roksund, Gisle; Brelin, Petter; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Carlsen, Tor. 2018. Svangerskapsomsorgen må være kunnskapsbasert. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 138: 799-799. Published 2018-05-28. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.18.0377
  • 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. 23: 1-9. doi: 10.1080/10872981.2018.1500344
  • 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. 35: 216-221. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmx097
  • Roksund, Gisle; Brodersen, John; Johnson, Georg Espolin; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Laudal, Morten; Swensen, Elisabeth. 2016. Overdiagnostikk – norske allmennleger viser vei :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 136: 1903-1905. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0572
  • Árnason, Vilhjálmur; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2016. The person in a state of sickness: the doctor-patient relationship reconsidered. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 25: 209-218. doi: 10.1017/S0963180115000511
  • Iden, Kristina Riis; Ruths, Sabine; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2015. Residents’ perceptions of their own sadness - a qualitative study in Norwegian nursing homes. BMC Geriatrics. 15:21: 1-7. doi: 10.1186/s12877-015-0019-y
  • 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. 20: 93-99. doi: 10.3109/13814788.2013.823600
  • 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. 37: 154-162. doi: 10.1159/000355427
  • 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. 35: 278-285. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fds101
  • Diaz, Esperanza; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2011. Immigrant general practitioners in Norway: A special resource? A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 39: 239-244. doi: 10.1177/1403494810395818
  • Iden, Kristina Riis; Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Ruths, Sabine. 2011. Treatment decisions on antidepressants in nursing homes: A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 29: 252-256. doi: 10.3109/02813432.2011.628240
  • 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). 27: 377-394. doi: 10.1080/14636770802485467
  • Árnason, Vilhjálmur; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2007. Geneticization and bioethics: advancing debate and research. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy. 10: 417-431. doi: 10.1007/s11019-007-9088-9
  • 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. 14.
  • 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. 1: 52-65.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2002. Risikokunnskap - ein helserisiko. UiB-magasinet : nytt fra Universitetet i Bergen. 3.
  • Schei, Edvin; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Rørtveit, Guri; Lysebo, DE; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2000. Legen - den enøyde samaritan? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 120: 1207-1209.
Book sections
  • Lea, Kjersti; Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2018. Mismanagement in General Practice. 2, pages 24-53. In:
    • Dowrick, Christopher. 2018. Person-centred Primary Care. Searching for the Self. Routledge. 178 pages. ISBN: 9781138244184.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan. 2011. Challenging population screening. Chapter 4, pages 47-60. In:
    • Soini, Sirpa. 2011. Public Health - ethical issues. 166 pages. ISBN: 978-92-893-2234-8.
  • Hjørleifsson, Stefan; Getz, Linn. 2011. Hvert er framlag siðfræðinnar til heilbrigðis og læknavísinda? -, pages 119-141. In:
    • Nordal, Salvör; Árnason, Vilhjálmur. 2011. Siðfræði og samfélag. Háskólaútgáfan. 247 pages. ISBN: 978-9979-54-895-9.

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.

 

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