Niklas Juth

Niklas Juth

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Niklas Juth är universitetslektor och docent i medicinsk etik vid Karolinska Institutet. 


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”: 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.

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

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 2011;15(5):209-226.

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. Health Care Analysis, Vol. 23, Issue 1, 2015. 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.

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.

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