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Table 7 Role negotiation additional supporting quotes

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

• “I wish I had as much time as they do but really [specialist palliative care social worker] is in there because that’s what they’re there for, that time to sit down, to digest it all with the family.” – P8
“If we were doing a lot of [counselling] work, we would never get our discharge planning done.” – P13
“Having 40 patients on a [ward] gets really difficult sometimes... Sharing care with the palliative care social worker I see it as a positive. I mean it helps me out in my role… It saves me time. It saves me energy.” - P9
• “Some people like just doing discharge planning, some people like myself like to have a variety of things to do during the day.” – P7
• “The one area I always wanted desperately to avoid was death and dying.” – P1
“I don’t know how [we figure out which social worker does what], I think it depends on the social worker, like I know one of us, once palliative gets involved, she prefers [palliative care social worker] take over.” – P10
“Every patient that crosses my path, it’s not about me. It’s never about me. It’s always about the patient… whatever needs to happen happens and it’s okay if it’s not me that’s providing it.” – P1
“Why are you doing that family meeting? Why are you doing that? I can do that.” – P8
“Flexibility is important… I’m more than willing to negotiate and back and forth, I want her to *want* to come and work with me and work with my patients versus “oh gosh. Here’s another one that I’m going to have to take over and I don’t have the time to do it.”” - P1