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Table 5 Integrity additional supporting quotes

From: Ward social workers’ views of what facilitates or hinders collaboration with specialist palliative care team social workers: A grounded theory

“You should really treat each person individually” – P1
“But my goal with my patients is—and my motto is ‘You cannot make a good decision unless you’re fully informed.’ I just try to make sure that they know everything, that they know the repercussions that they may be getting into. And then, honestly, if they’re fully competent in making their own decisions and they want a further treatment, I’m not going to stop them. That’s what they want to do. I’m here to advocate and support for them.” – P8
“Because palliative care in an ideal setting… would be gathering and assessing with the patient what their goals are and then trying to help meet those goals… and that might be continued therapy or it might be go home with a hospice.” - P13
“…ultimately at the end of the day, it’s all about the patient. If the patient’s not getting what they need, I’m not happy.” – P5
“I mean, even though we’re not really doing much for the patient. We still allow them that time to, I guess, adjust to the idea.” – P9
“…for palliative care there was sort of a financial … almost obvious to me that they were pushing getting people out of the hospital and never staying [to save the hospital money].” – P13
“If you have a family that’s not ready to make that decision, and you keep approaching them with it. That’s when it complicates things, because we have to respect when a family’s not ready for that, because if we keep pursing, and pursing, and pursing, it impairs their coping, and then that disables their decision-making.” – P11