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Table 2 Healthcare professional participant profiles from primary and secondary care setting

From: The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study

Participant Occupation Years of Experience in Current Role
Focus Group 1 (Urban, NI)
 OT1 Specialist palliative care Occupational Therapist 20 years
 RN1 Respiratory Nurse Specialist 5 years
 PCN1 Palliative Care Nurse Specialist 7 years
 PCC1 Specialist palliative care Consultant 13 years
 PCN2 Specialist palliative care Nurse Consultant 23 years
 RC1 Respiratory Consultant 15 years
Focus Group 2 (Rural, NI)
 RN2 Respiratory Nurse Specialist 13 years
 RN3 Respiratory Ward Manager 10 years
 RC2 Respiratory Consultant 5 years
 RN4 Respiratory Nurse Specialist 5 years
 PCN3 Palliative Care Inpatient unit Deputy Ward Manager 32 years
Focus Group 3 (Rural, ROI)
 RN5 Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist 6 years
 PCN4 Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 11 years
 PH Physiotherapist 11 years
Focus Group 4 (Urban, ROI)
 RN6 Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist 20 years
 RN7 Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist 12 years
 RN8 Respiratory Deputy Ward Manager 6 years
 PCN5 Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 12 years