Anto Čartolovni

Anto Čartolovni research group and Digit-HeaL laboratory leader.

Assistant professor at the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb.

He received his PhD in Bioethics in 2016 from the Institute for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University Sacred Heart in Rome.

His main research areas are Ethics of emerging technologies (AI, Big data), Philosophy of technology, Bioethics, Neuroethics and Philosophy of medicine.

He has published extensively on various topics in bioethics, philosophy and ethics of emerging technologies etc. He is currently involved in several international and national projects and has been engaged as an ethics expert in several ethical committees and IRB boards.

PI of the installation research project „(New) Ethical and Social Challenges of Digital Technologies in the Healthcare Domain (Digit-HeaL)- UIP-2019-04-3212“ funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.



Čartolovni A. Ethical and anthropological aspects of the emerging field of neuroprosthetics. Rome: Aracne editrice; 2017.

Book chapters


Čartolovni, A., Singbo, OG. (2021) ‘Normative implications of the idea of ‘fluid corporeality’ in the digital age’. In R Petkovsek & B Zalec (eds.), Transhumanism as a challenge for ethics and  religion. Münster: LIT Verlag, pp. 45-53.

van Leeuwen, R, Haugan, G, Rogers, M, Roxberg, Å, Zolnierz, J, Čartolovni, A. (2021), ‘Competence 1: Intrapersonal Spirituality and Its Impact on Person-Centred Spiritual Care’. In McSherry, W., Boughey, A. & Attard, J. (eds.) Enhancing Nurses’ and Midwives’ Competence in Providing Spiritual Care. Cham: Springer, pp. 77-93.



Stanojević, S., &  Čartolovni, A. (2022).  Moral distress and moral injury and their interplay as a challenge for leadership and management: The case of Croatia. Journal of Nursing Management,  1– 11.

Čartolovni, A., Tomičić, A., Lazić Mosler, E., (2022), Ethical, legal, and social considerations of AI-based medical decision-support tools: A scoping review. International Journal of Medical Informatics Vol. 161, 104738,

Tomičić, A., Malešević, A. & Čartolovni, A., (2022), Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of Digital Phenotyping as a Future Solution for Present-Day Challenges: A Scoping Review. Sci Eng Ethics 281,


Čartolovni, A., Stolt, MP., Scott PA. & Suhonen, R., (2021), ‘Moral injury in healthcare professionals: A scoping review and discussion’, Nursing Ethics. doi: 10.1177/0969733020966776.

Habek, D., Prka, M., Čartolovni, A., Cerovac, A. & Dokozić, D., (2021), ‘Caesarean section between doctrine to heresis. Medicoethical and deontological view of caesarology: an opinion’. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 48(1): 1-4.


Stanojević, S., & Čartolovni, A., (2020)., ‘Opća informiranost i stavovi medicinskih sestara o metodama prenatalne genetičke dijagnostike’, Sestrinski glasnik, 25(2), str. 129-134.

Fosch-Villaronga, E., Čartolovni, A. & Pierce, R., (2020), ‘Promoting inclusiveness in exoskeleton robotics: Addressing challenges for pediatric access’. Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Vol. 11 (Issue 1), pp.327-339.

Gložinić, T., Singbo, O. & Čartolovni, A., (2020), ‘Poimanje distanazije i transhumanizma iz perspektive sestrinske profesije’. Obnovljeni Život, 75 (4), 457-473.

Singbo, O., Gložinić, T. & Čartolovni, A., (2020), ‘Izazovi produljenja ljudskoga života na razmeđu poboljšanja i agonije’. Diacovensia, 28 (3), 341-360.

Radoš, S., Matijaš, M., Anđelinović, M., Čartolovni, A. & Ayers, S., (2020), ‘The role of posttraumatic stress and depression symptoms in mother-infant bonding’. Journal of Affective Disorders, 168, 134-140.


Čartolovni, A., Habek, D., (2019), ‘Guidelines for the management of the social and ethical challenges in brain death during pregnancy’. Int J Gynecol Obstet, 146: 149-156.


Čartolovni, A., (2018), ‘Neuroznanstvena dekonstrukcija ideologiziranog »beznađa« vegetativnoga stanja’. Nova prisutnost, XVI(1), 73-87.


Čartolovni, A., (2017), ‘Kršćanski ambijentalni etos kao održiviji odgovor na ekološke probleme u doba antropocena’. Filozofska istraživanja, 148(4), 133-150.

Čartolovni, A., (2017), ‘Teilhard de Chardin’s oeuvre within an ongoing discussion of a gene drive release for public health reasons’. Life Sciences, Society and Policy, 13(1): 18.

Čartolovni, A., (2017), ‘Is There a Place for Humility in HEAVEN?’. AJOB Neuroscience, 8:4, 234 236.


Čartolovni, A., (2016), Miriam Eilers, ‘Grüber K, Rehmann-Sutter C. (eds.) ’The Human Enhancement debate and disability- New Bodies for a better life’. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 37(3): 237-242.


Čartolovni, A., Spagnolo, GA., (2015), ‘Ethical considerations regarding head transplantation’. Surg Neurol Int, 6: 103.


Čartolovni, A., Casini, M, Spagnolo, GA., (2014), ‘The regulation of the Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) in Croatia and the European legislative context’. Medicina e Morale, 6: 997-1025.

Casini, M., Meaney, J., Midolo, E., Čartolovni, A., Sacchini, D., Spagnolo, GA., (2014), ‘Why teach “Bioethics and Human Rights” to healthcare professions undergraduates?’. JAHR, 5/2(10): 349-368.




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