About me

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

Research description

My current main research interests are in ethics and bioethics and the intersection between political philosophy and medical ethics, e.g. autonomy and justice in health care. My main focus the last couple of years has been compulsory care (within both sometic and psychiatric care) and priority setting issues (e.g. regarding the principle of need and orphan drugs). I am still active 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”: https://www.priorityproject.se/en. I am also doing research within the areas of experimental ethics, end-of-life care, the ethics of screening, prenatal diagnosis, and genethics.



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

(Due to copyright rules, the book is not available free online. Please email to get an electronic copy: niklas.juth@ki.se)

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

(Due to copyright reasons, the book is not available free online. Please email to get an electronic copy: niklas.juth@ki.se)

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. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-684X/9/20

Sandberg J and Juth N. Ethics and Intuitions: A Reply to Peter Singer, Journal of Ethics 2011;15(5):209-226. http://www.springerlink.com/content/7r7g4755l53u4252/

Juth, Niklas; Munthe, Christian (2012), The Ethics of Screening in Health Care and Medicine – Serving Society or Serving the Patient? Springer, Dordrecht. (Due to copyright rules, the book is not available free online. Please email to get an electronic copy: niklas.juth@ki.se)

Juth N. Challenges for principles of needs in health care. Health Care Analysis, Vol. 23, Issue 1, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10728-013-0242-7 http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10728-013-0242-7

Juth N. Germline genetic modification, CRISPR, and human identity: Can genetics turn you into someone else? Ethics, Medicine and Public Health 2016, 2, 416-425. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemep.2016.05.003

Juth, N. For the sake of justice: Should we prioritize rare diseases? Health Care Analysis 2017 25(1), 1-20. PMID: 25145639 DOI: 10.1007/s10728-014-0284-5

Juth N. Justifying the Expansion of Neonatal Screening: Two Cases. Public Health Ethics 2019;12(3):250-260. https://doi.org/10.1093/phe/phz013

Björk J, Helgesson G Juth N. Better in theory than in practise? Challenges when applying the luck egalitarian ethos in health care policy. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 2020;23:735–742. PMID: 32566983 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11019-020-09967-y




Senior lecturer in medical ethics at Karolinska institutet. Currently teaching, for instance, at the Medical program (in Clinical medical ethics, The ethics of medical research and the theory of medical science, and The ethics of pre- and neonatal medicine), at the Program for Health Economy, Policy, and Management (Philosophy of science and research ethics), the Biomedical and Scilife Programs (The ethics of biomedicine), and doctoral students in research ethics.