CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


Caring for Others and Ourselves

Event Name

The Qualitative Report Eighth Annual Conference

Event Location

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA


Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Document Type

Panel Discussion

Presentation Date


Date Range:

2017-01-12 to 2017-01-14


When qualitative researchers care about a particular human phenomenon or experience, it leads them to take action to make a positive difference. In this panel, we explore various ways in which qualitative researchers who care are moved to act—selecting a research topic that addresses needs of an “invisible” or underserved population, applying research findings in clinical and community settings, engaging in community service based on research experiences, and more. We also discuss the risks to the researcher who cares—burn-out, depression, anger—and the need for qualitative researchers to make a priority out of self-care.