Senses, bodily knowledge, and autoethnography: unbeknown knowledge from an ICU experience.

@article{Uotinen2011SensesBK,
  title={Senses, bodily knowledge, and autoethnography: unbeknown knowledge from an ICU experience.},
  author={Johanna Uotinen},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={
          1307-15
        }
}
In this article, I discuss the possibilities and limits of bodily knowledge for research. The text is based on my personal experiences as a patient in an intensive care unit (ICU). It seems that through my senses I unconsciously gained knowledge of the time I spent in the ICU. To describe this specific form of bodily knowledge, I introduce the concept of "unbeknown" knowledge, and suggest that autoethnography is a useful method for analyzing this knowledge. In conclusion, I maintain that there… CONTINUE READING
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