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Table 1 Participants characteristics

From: How do hospital-based nurses and physicians identify the palliative phase in their patients and what difficulties exist? A qualitative interview study

Respondent Gender Age Department Hospital (centre) Years of work experience (work) Experience/training in palliative care
N1 F 30–39 Nurse (internal medicine) University hospital (1) 7  
N2 F 40–49 Nurse (internal medicine/oncology) University hospital (1) 19  
N3 F 20–29 Nurse (pulmonology) University hospital (1) 4  
N4 F 20–29 Nurse (cardiology) University hospital (1) 5 Extracurricular courses
N5 M 50–59 Nurse practitioner (cardiology) University hospital (1) 37 Course on end of life communication
N6 F 30–39 Nurse (palliative care team) General hospital (5) 22 Palliative care team member, specialist training
N7 F 40–49 Nurse (pulmonology) General hospital (5) 17 Extracurricular course
N8 F 30–39 Nurse (internal medicine) University hospital (1) 2  
N9 F 20–29 Nurse (internal medicine) University hospital (1) 3  
N10 F 20–29 Nurse (internal medicine) University hospital (1) 1.5  
R1 M 30–39 Resident (internal medicine) University hospital (1) 2.5  
R2 F 30–39 Resident (internal medicine) General hospital (2) 0.5  
R3 M 30–39 Resident (cardiology) University hospital (1) 6 Extracurricular training
R4 F 30–39 Resident (nephrology) University hospital (1) 6  
R5 M 20–29 Resident (cardiology) General hospital (4) 0.5  
R6 F 20–29 Resident (geriatrician) General hospital (6) 2  
P1 F 40–49 Oncologist General hospital (2) 12 Palliative care team member
P2 M 50–59 Oncologist General hospital (6) 14 Extracurricular courses
P3 M 40–49 Geriatrician General hospital (6) 19 Worked in palliative care unit
P4 F 50–59 Nephrologist University hospital (1) 30  
P5 M 40–49 Geriatrician General hospital (5) 17 Palliative care team member, extracurricular courses
P6 M 60–70 Pulmonologist General hospital (5) 31 Palliative care team member, specialist training
P7 M 60–70 Internist General hospital (3) 31  
P8 F 40–49 Pulmonologist General hospital (7) 11 Palliative care team member, specialist training
P9 F 40–49 Cardiologist University hospital (1) 12  
P10 M 50–59 Nephrologist General hospital (4) 25  
P11 F 40–49 Cardiologist University hospital (1) 9  
P12 M 50–59 Internist/Geriatrician General hospital (3) 25 Educator in palliative care
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