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Table 2 The concept of “inducing a sense of worthiness in the patient” along with its categories and subcategories

From: Inducing a sense of worthiness in patients: the basis of patient-centered palliative care for cancer patients in Iran

Theme Categories Subcategories
Inducing a sense of worthiness in the patient Considering patient’s spiritual needs • Providing a spiritual environment for the patient
• Considering patient’s spiritual concerns
• Respecting patient’s spiritual beliefs
Maintaining patient’s dignity during care • Considering patient’s right of decision-making
• Respecting patient’s privacy
• Considering patient’s uniqueness
• Building a respectful relation
Focusing on reducing patient’s suffering • Reducing patient’s physical suffering and pain
• Reducing patient’s mental suffering and pain
• Reducing imposed pressure on patient’s family