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Table 1 Semi-structured interview guide

From: “It’s given me confidence”: a pragmatic qualitative evaluation exploring the perceived benefits of online end‐of‐life education on clinical care

Introductory questions
Can you tell me a bit about your work setting and your role?
How long have you been working in your current position?
Transition questions
Could you tell me how often you care for a person who has end-of-life care needs?
How well prepared have you felt to care for a person with end-of-life care needs?
What has helped you develop the clinical skills to provide care for people with end-of-life needs?
(Probes – undergraduate, postgraduate, on the job training? Organisational support?)
So given your access to those resources/training what made you choose to do the End-of-Life Essentials education modules/Tool Kit?
(Probes – personal professional development, workplace requirement?)
Key questions
Do you recall any of the themes or content of the modules/toolkit? Is there one module or modules/toolkit in particular that has been the most helpful for you in your everyday clinical practice? (Probes – Why is that? Which aspects were most helpful/least helpful?)
What is the most challenging thing when working with a person who has end-of-life needs?
(Probe – In what ways have the modules/toolkit influenced your clinical care of those with end-of-life needs?)
How have the EOLE modules /toolkit affected your confidence in identifying patient needs?
(Probe – In what ways has this influenced your ability to identify patient needs?)
In what ways have the EOLE modules /toolkit influenced your ability to raise end-of-life discussions with other team members/patients and carers?
Could you describe the most significant change to your clinical practice since completing the EOLE education modules/toolkit?
Can you talk with me about any barriers/challenges you have faced when using the knowledge and skills you have learned from the EOLE modules/toolkit?
Conversely what supports do you have in your workplace to implement what you have learnt from the EOLE modules/toolkit?
Can you talk about how your organisation approaches patient end-of-life care needs?
Would you recommend the EOLE education modules to colleagues?
(Probes - Can you tell me why you answered in this way?)
If you could change anything about the EOLE eLearning modules/toolkit, what would it be?
Ending questions
Of all the things we discussed today, which one is the most important to you?
Is there anything else we should talk about but didn’t?