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Table 3 Main categories identified in the interview analyses

From: Supporting carers: health care professionals in need of system improvements and education - a qualitative study

How do the health care professionals support carers?
 1 Dependent on profession, role, and context
 2 Personal relationship
 3 Personal skills and competence
 4 Adjusted to the stage of the disease
How do health care professionals assess carers’ needs?
 5 Informal assessment of carers’ needs
What hampers health care professionals’ carer support?
 6 Lack of education
 7 Lack systems for consultations
 8 Lack of systems for documentation
 9 Lack of systems for involving GPs
 10 Lack of systematic spiritual care