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Table 6 Semi-structured pre and post training interview’s guide

From: “Teach for ethics in palliative care”: a mixed-method evaluation of a medical ethics training programme

Thematic Area Topic Pre-training interviews’ Illustrative questions Post-training interviews’ Illustrative questions post
Introduction   -Would you like to describe your previous experiences regarding training courses on medical ethics?  
Participant’s expectations Participants’ expectations, desires and ideas related to the training programme. - What are your expectations and wishes regarding the ethics training? -Thinking about the ethics training you attended, do you think your expectations have been satisfied?
-What do you expect from an ethics training for palliative care professionals?
-What about your whishes?
-Did you change some of your previous ideas about the course?
Ethical issues of participants’ clinical practice Ethical problems experienced by participants in their clinical practice as critical issues and / or difficulties. - What are the main ethical issues you usually experience in your daily clinical practice? - What are the main ethical issues you usually experience in your daily clinical practice?
-Can you give an example? - Can you give an example?
-Can you explain the difficulties you face? -Can you explain the difficulties you face?
Professional needs Participants’ background regarding ethical issues in clinical practice. -Based on your experience, how did you behave in such circumstances? -Based on your experience, how did you behave in such circumstances?
-Did you ask for help or collaboration with someone? -Did you ask for help or collaboration with someone?
-How did you experience the possible solution? -How did you experience the possible solution?
Conclusion   -Are there any important things you would like to tell us? -Are there any important things you would like to tell us?
- Would you like to share something else? -Would you like to share something else?
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