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Table 5 Topic guide themes

From: Palliative care for cancer patients in a primary health care setting: Bereaved relatives' experience, a qualitative group interview study

Themes Issues Examples of questions
The health professionals' management The role and management of the GP How where the management of the GP involved?
What was good/bad?
How could it be improved?
Which role did you wish the GP had played?
(Following aspects were elaborated about the GP: knowledge, resources, availability, continuity, barriers)
  Discharge from hospital care to home care How was the quality of the discharge from the hospital?
How was the co-operation in this situation among the sectors?
What was good/bad?
How could it be improved?
  Interpersonal relation How was the co-operation among the GP and the home care nurses/services?
How was the co-operation among the GP and the hospital/palliative specialist teams during the course of disease at home?
What was good/bad?
How could it be improved?
  Organisation of palliative care How do you think palliative care should be organised?
The role of the relatives   Did you get enough support from the professionals involved as a relative?
What was good/bad?
How could it be improved?