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Jenny
Paananen
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Nursing Science
FT, PhD
Ongoing projects: Alongside Dementia; Heart Talk; Interaction, social inclusion, and mental illness; VideoTalk

Contact

Kiinamyllynkatu 10
20520
Turku

Areas of expertise

Finnish language
interaction
conversation analysis
doctor-patient interaction
primary care consultation
multicultural interaction
Finnish as a second language
gestures
interpreting
explaining
patient-centered care
agency
participation
mental health rehabilitation
dementia care

Teaching

In 2020–2021, Paananen teaches two courses in the University of Turku: Humanistic perspectives to health and wellbeing (the Centre for Education and Research on Social and Health Services) and Multiculturality, health, and wellbeing (Asklepios programme).

Paananen lectures about multicultural interaction for various audiences including doctors and other professionals of healthcare and social work.

Research

Jenny Paananen (PhD, Finnish language, University of Turku, Finland) combines multimodal conversation analysis with interactional linguistics and content analysis to explore co-operational resources and social involvement in clinical interaction. As data, Paananen uses interviews and recorded, authentic interaction (such as primary care consultations, mental health rehabilitation meetings, and negotiations in dementia care).

Currently, Paananen is PI in the project Alongside Dementia, funded by the Academy of Finland (2020-2023). The project is executed in the department of Nursing Science in the University of Turku as a part of the Research programme Older Individuals’ Health, Nursing and Services.

Paananen has previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the project Interaction, social inclusion, and mental illness in the University of Helsinki. Paananen defended her doctoral dissertation Constructing mutual understanding in multicultural primary care consultations in March 2019.

Publications

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