Background and activities

Professor in Behavioural Sciences in Medicine (Bio-Psycho-Social medicine), ISM. Researcher at the Research Unit for Generel Practice

I am MD, PhD, Professor in Behavioural Sciences in Medicine (corresponding to Bio-Psycho-Social medicine) and Senior researcher at the General Practice Research Unit, Department of Public Health and General Practice, NTNU. I have extensive clinical background from general practice, psychiatry and occupational medicine in Norway and Iceland.  Reykjavik.

Biography
LG is born and educated in Norway and has lived in Iceland 1996-2013. Moved to Trondheim 2014. She started out in Norwegian general practice where she became involved in ideology development and research. In Iceland, she has worked with psychiatry and occupational medicine, whilst continuing to cooperate with Norwegian GP colleagues. Her Ph.D. thesis “Sustainable and responsible preventive medicine” (2006) focuses on ethical dilemmas related to implementation of preventive, clinical guidelines. She has later devotes considerable time and thought to the rapidly increasing body of evidence which links human existential experience to biological function and disease development. Currently Linn is involved in research related to Systems biology for general practice, Multimorbidity (studies based on the HUNT database), and What does it mean to encounter the patient as a person. Linn has lectured extensively in the Nordic countries, and also been a keynote speaker at WONCA Europe and the RCGP in the UK.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Getz, Linn. (2014) On Crisis Hybris and the Future of Medicalisation. Abstraktbok Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 2014.
  • Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Mjølstad, Bente Prytz; Getz, Linn; Ulvestad, Elling; Hetlevik, Irene. (2014) Can person-free medical knowledge inform person-centered medical practice?. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. volum 2.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Hetlevik, Irene; Getz, Linn. (2014) Predictive risk algorithms as a driver of overdiagnosis - current status and what next?. Preventing Overdiagnosis - Conference abstracts.
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan. (2014) Too many diagnoses - multimorbidity as a medical artefact?. Preventing Overdiagnosis. Winding back the harms of too much medicine. University of Oxford, UK, september 15-17, 2014 Programme and Abstracts.
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Krokstad, Steinar; McEwen, Bruce S; Hetlevik, Irene. (2014) Co-and multimorbidity patterns in an unselected Norwegian population: Cross-sectional analysis based on the HUNT studyand theoretical reflections concerning basic medical models. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. volum 2 (3).
  • Vogt, Henrik; Getz, Linn; Hetlevik, Irene. (2014) Total health - the holistic overdiagnosis of Systems (P4) medicine. Abstraktbok Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 2014.
  • Vogt, Henrik; Ulvestad, Elling; Eriksen, Thor Eirik; Getz, Linn. (2014) Getting personal: Can systems medicine integrate scientific and humanistic conceptions of the patient?. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice.
  • Vogt, Henrik; Ulvestad, Elling; Eriksen, Thor Eirik; Getz, Linn. (2014) Systems Medicine - holistic and personalized in a humanistic sense?. Abstract book: The First International Conference on Systems and Complexity Sciences for Healthcare An Imperative for the 21st Century.
  • Getz, Linn; Hvas, Lotte. (2013) Narrativ Medicin i almen praksis - del II. Den medicinske menneskeforeståelse i forandring. Månedsskrift for almen praksis.
  • Getz, Linn; Vogt, Henrik. (2013) Hva betyr frykt og konflikt for barnd biologiske utvikling? Om stressresponser, epigenetikk og den formbare barnehjernen. Oppvekstrapporten.
  • Hvas, Lotte; Getz, Linn. (2013) Narrativ medivin i almen praksis -del I. Historiernes betydning for sygdom og sundhed. Månedsskrift for almen praksis.
  • McEwen, Bruce S; Getz, Linn. (2013) Lifetime experiences, the brain and personalized medicine: An integrative perspective. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. volum 62 (1).
  • Mjølstad, Bente Prytz; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Getz, Linn; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Knowing patients as persons: Senior and Junior GPs explore a professional resource. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. volum 1.
  • Mjølstad, Bente Prytz; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Getz, Linn; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Standardization meets stories: contrasting perspectives on the needs of frail individuals at a rehabilitation unit. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. volum 8.
  • Mjølstad, Bente Prytz; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Getz, Linn; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) What Do GPs Actually Know About Their Patients As Persons?. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. volum 1.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Cardiovascular risk estimation in general Norwegian population: modelling analysis based on the HUNT 3 study. 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice18th Nordic Congress of General Practice, Tampere, Finland, 21-24 August 2013. Programme and Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Implementation of the European guidelines for management of arterial hypertension might destabilize the Norwegian healthcare system - Modelling study based on the HUNT 2 population. Preventing Overdiagnosis. Winding back the harms of too much medicine. Dartmouth College September 10-12, 2013, Programme and Abstracts.
  • Petursson, Halfdan; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Bengtsson, Calle; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund; Getz, Linn. (2013) Does inclusion of total cholesterol in mortality algorithms lead to overrepresentation of risk?. Preventing Overdiagnosis. Winding back the harms of too much medicine. Dartmouth College September 10-12, 2013, Programme and Abstracts.
  • Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Getz, Linn; Sjönell, Göran; Vainiomaki, Paula; Brodersen, John. (2013) Marginal public health gain of screening for colorectal cancer: modelling study, based on WHO and national databases in the Nordic countries. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice. volum 19 (2).
  • Tomasdottir, Margret Olafia; Getz, Linn; Sigurdsson, Johann Agust; Petursson, Halfdan; Kirkengen, Anna Luise; Krokstad, Steinar; McEwen, Bruce; Hetlevik, Irene. (2013) Difficult childhood as a predictor of multimorbidity- mediated by allostatic load?. 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice18th Nordic Congress of General Practice, Tampere, Finland, 21-24 August 2013. Programme and Abstracts.

Postal address

Department of Public Health and General Practice Norwegian University of Science and Technology Postboks 8905 7491 Trondheim Norway