Self-care and the HIV researcher: reflections from the field

Cane, T P and Cooper, K (2018) Self-care and the HIV researcher: reflections from the field. In: Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference, 4th - 7th July 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

Emotionally sensitive research can be multi-layered and complex. Based on the authors’ experiences of conducting sensitive qualitative research with people living with HIV, this presentation identifies sources of support and a range of self-care strategies that may be appropriate for qualitative researchers. Peer support and activities such as; walking, exercise and socialising with friends and family can provide additional supports to the researcher. Holistic self-care activities that promote well-being including a healthy lifestyle during research is imperative. It is therefore essential for researchers to be mindful and attuned to the various range of emotional and physical demands that my arise from engaging in HIV research. Researchers must therefore continuously plan and review how to engage in ongoing and effective strategies to promote self-care during the research process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 15:29
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 15:29
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77103
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