A Poem for “Study”

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A Poem for "Study" - DaVita Clinical ResearchProtocol


Research with some compensation

Dr. Swan and thoughtful crew

“Procedures” for a day or two

“Informed consent”

(For this and that)

Collections in a plastic “hat”

Private room, downtown view

(Bed-time snack provided)

It works for me, a free-lance poet

That’s what I’ve decided!

Open-label, randomized

Controlled, cross over study

Telephone in your room

(Keep in touch, write a buddy)

Even my friends have new respect

For simple blood and urine

Where’s Jan this morning? Someone asked

Involved with research, for cure-in’.


– A Former Trial Participant