Exeter will facilitate focus groups with The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Based on the DEI survey findings, Exeter would like additional insight from these specific groups about their experiences with AAHPM. If you identify with the diversity dimensions being discussed, you are welcome to volunteer for one focus group. Sign-ups will close on May 16th. The first twelve individuals will be sent the Zoom information on May 16th. Please be aware there is a waitlist for each group as well.
Exeter and AAHPM selected the focus groups using a data-driven approach based on findings from the survey. Exeter acknowledges that all individuals have multiple aspects of their identity and, although participants will be responding in the focus group about their experience with respect to one part of their identity, it does not invalidate other aspects of their identity. As such, we understand and expect that your experiences with other aspects of your identity will shape your perspectives and be present in your feedback, even if it is not the diversity dimension being discussed.
Protecting anonymity is Exeter’s priority. Focus Groups will be recorded and transcribed, and recordings will be destroyed after transcription. Your responses will be private, the audio recording and transcript will not be shared, and only a summary of topics that emerge from all focus groups, along with anonymous quotes, will be shared with the AAHPM.
If you have any questions, please contact The Exeter Group at [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your time and participation!