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    Space and embodied experience: Rethinking the body in pain.Marja-Liisa Honkasalo - 1998 - Body and Society 4 (2):35-57.
    In this article I discuss the problem of embodied subjectivity, viewed from the perspective of spatiality. The questions I address arise from my ethnographic study on chronic pain. My main argument is that, in contrast to philosophical understanding of space as an a priori, or as a container, space and spatiality are shaped and reshaped through the body in pain. What characterizes most patients' experiences of space is movement. This can be understood through Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological theory of the lived body (...)
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    Finnish Nurses' Views on End-of-Life Discussions and a Comparison with Physicians' Views.Hanna-Mari Hildén, Pekka Louhiala, Marja-Liisa Honkasalo & Jorma Palo - 2004 - Nursing Ethics 11 (2):165-178.
    This study investigated Finnish nurses’ experiences and views on end-of-life decision making and compared them with physicians’ views. For this purpose, a questionnaire was sent to 800 nurses, of which 51% responded. Most of the nurses had a positive attitude towards and respect for living wills, more often than physicians. Most also believed that a will had an effect on decision making. Almost all of the nurses considered it their responsibility to talk to physicians about respecting living wills. Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) (...)
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  3. Medical symptoms, a challenge for semiotic research.Marja-Liisa Honkasalo - 1991 - Semiotica 87 (3-4):251-268.
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    Finnish Nurses' Interpretations of Patient Autonomy in the Context of End-of-Life Decision Making.Hanna-Mari Hildén & Marja-Liisa Honkasalo - 2006 - Nursing Ethics 13 (1):41-51.
    Our aim was to study how nurses interpret patient autonomy in end-of-life decision making. This study built on our previous quantitative study, which evaluated the experiences of and views on end-of-life decision making of a representative sample of Finnish nurses taken from the whole country. We performed qualitative interviews with 17 nurses and analysed these using discourse analysis. In their talk, the nurses demonstrated three different discourses, namely, the ‘supporter’, the ‘analyst’ and the ‘practical’ discourses, each of which outlined a (...)
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    New Practices of Cultural Truth Making: Evidence Work in Negotiations with State Authorities.Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen & Marja-Liisa Honkasalo - 2020 - Anthropology of Consciousness 31 (1):63-90.
    This article looks at negotiations with state authorities and the evidentiary criteria they create in culturally contrasting contexts when phenomena deal with elements that for the dominant society are conceptualized as “supernatural.” We draw from the level of experiences of other-than-human beings, especially spirits and “ungraspable” presences, as social practices in and of themselves as well as acts of mobilizing those which are meaningful for knowledge production in Indigenous Amazonia and North European contexts. Our two cases show how in state (...)
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    Pain, Self, and the Body.Marja-Liisa Honkasalo - 2001 - American Journal of Semiotics 17 (4):9-41.
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    Women writing their death and dying: Semiotic perspectives on women’s suicide notes.Terhi Utriainen & Marja-Liisa Honkasalo - 1996 - Semiotica 109 (3-4):197-220.