Conducting research in a familiar site of crisis brings about feelings of resonance between a researcher and participants. After 11 months of shadowing a pediatric palliative care team and 20 interviews with parents and grandparents of seriously ill children, the author, also the parent of a medically complex child, searched for creative ways to explore her findings. In this exploration of life as the parent of a seriously ill hospitalized child, the researcher reflects on her participants’ and her own collective experiences and frustrations in the form of poetry.
Poems from the Deep
Lindy Grief Davidson is faculty and Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction in the Judy Genshaft Honors College at the University of South Florida. Correspondence to: Lindy Grief Davidson, Judy Genshaft Honors College, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALN 241, Tampa, FL 33620, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lindy Grief Davidson; Poems from the Deep. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 September 2021; 10 (3): 57–64. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2021.10.3.57
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