Professor of medical ethics and research leader at CRB. Focus on medical ethics ethical, e.g., on priority setting and compulsory care. Chair of the ethics council of Region Uppsala.

Niklas Juth is full Professor of Medical Ethics. The chair has a clinical focus and is funded jointly by Uppsala University and the region. He joined Uppsala University after a long career at Karolinska Institutet. His research focus is on the ethical dilemmas that arise in the intersection of political philosophy and medical ethics, in particular questions concerning autonomy and justice in health care. In recent years, his research has been focused on compulsory care in both psychiatric and somatic settings. He has also worked with priority setting in health care, and issues relating to orphan drugs, end-of-life care, and screening.


  • Dödshjälpsetik (termin 2), Läkarprogrammet
  • Prioriteringsetik inom hälso- och sjukvården (termin 3), läkarprogrammet
  • Behandlingsbegränsningens etik (termin 6), Läkarprogrammet
  • Njurtransplantationens etik (termin 6), Läkarprogrammet
  • Barnmedicinens etik (termin 8), Läkarprogrammet
  • Obstetrikens och gynekologins etik (termin 8), Läkarprogrammet
  • Dödshjälpsetik (termin 11), Läkarprogrammet
  • Klinisk medicinsk etik, BT-läkare (AT-läkare från utlandet)
  • Obstetrisk och gynekologisk etik (ST-läkare)
  • Barnneurologins etik (ST-läkare)
  • Mänsklig forskningsetik för läkemedel, Masterprogram i livscykelbiolog

  • Adam Ehlert: “Severity as a priority setting criterion in health care” (main supervisor)
  • Jens Lundegård: “How is family medicine affected by knowledge-based management?” (co-supervisor)
  • Antoinette Lundahl: “Ethics of compulsory care of patients with borderline personality disorder” (main supervisor, Karolinska Institutet)