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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes

From: Perceptions of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and their informal caregivers on palliative care as a treatment option: a qualitative study

Themes Sub-themes
Motivation for initiating Haemodialysis Facing life-threatening prognosis
Mistaken expectations of cure
Facing realities of haemodialysis Financial demands of haemodialysis
Becoming a burden to family
Worsening quality of life
Considering palliative care Death is inevitable
Desiring dignified death