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Table 4 Sample interview questions

From: Exploring the vagueness of Religion & Spirituality in complex pediatric decision-making: a qualitative study

Participant Type

Sample Questions


Interview Guide: “Has your spirituality or belief in God influenced your decision-making?”

Probe: “Tell me more about your faith, where that comes from, and how that plays a role in your life.”

Follow-up: “Where are you with your faith, and are you continuing to feel that way or do you feel differently?” or “Does your faith have a different place after going through this process?”

Health Care Provider

Interview Guide: “What factors do you think influenced the parents’ decisions (for example, spirituality, family, past experience)?” or “Are you aware of anything that influence the parents regarding their faith?”