Child Life and Qualitative Research: A Perfect Partnership
This webinar will present key concepts of qualitative research and why these concepts fit so well with the roles and responsibilities of child life professionals. We will examine pivotal qualitative research in child life scholarship, and look at ways this kind of research can add to this scholarship. Lastly, this webinar will provide examples of potential research partnerships between child life specialists, medical, and psychosocial staff.
After this webinar, participants will have:
1. A definition of qualitative research.
2. A review of qualitative research in child life scholarship.
3. An understanding of the key concepts of qualitative research and the direct connections these concepts have to the roles and responsibilities of child life specialists. 4. Examples of qualitative research opportunities for child life staff to partner with medical and other psychosocial interdisciplinary teams. 5. Ideas for incorporating qualitative research training into academic programs.
Domain: Professional Responsibility
Jenny Chabot, PhD, CCLS, completed her child life clinical training with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is the Coordinator of Child and Family Studies/Child Life at Ohio University. She teaches Fundamentals in Child Life and Pediatric Health Care, Children and Families in Health Care Settings, Qualitative Research, Foundations and Theories in Child Life, and Child Life in South Africa, a summer education abroad program in Cape Town. Dr. Chabot studies ambiguous loss in the hospitalization experience for patients and families and explores the role emotion work plays in child life work. She is a three-time recipient of the University Professor Award, a two-time recipient of the Presidential Teacher Award, a 2016 winner of her college’s Advising and Mentoring Award, and two-time recipient of her college’s Outstanding Teaching Award. She was chosen as the Fall Semester 2016 Commencement Speaker and recently received Ohio University’s Best Professor Award from the Athens News annual “Best Of” edition. Dr. Chabot received her PhD from Michigan State University and is an active member of the ACLP, currently serving on the Professional Resources Committee. During Spring Semester 2016, Dr. Chabot completed a Fulbright Teaching Scholar Award with the Child Life Studies department at McMaster University in Canada.