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Table 3 Overarching and interpretative themes

From: Healthcare professionals’ views of palliative care for American war veterans with non-malignant respiratory disease living in a rural area: a qualitative study

Overarching themes Interpretative themes
1. Barriers to providing appropriate palliative care to veterans with NMRD 1(a) Lack of prognostic certainty
1(b) Misconceptions associated with palliative care and NMRD
1(c) Geographical location
1(d) Cultural background
1(e) Lack of palliative care services
2. Future Direction of Palliative Care for veterans with NMRD 2(a) Involvement of generalist and specialist palliative care
2(b) The role of telemedicine