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Table 3 Description of the key categories

From: Inpatient generalist palliative care during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic – experiences, challenges and potential solutions from the perspective of health care workers

Categories Description
Visiting regulations Comprises statements about prohibitions, restrictions, exceptions and rules with regards to visiting of patients
Communication with relatives Comprises communication between staff and relatives, arising difficulties as well as possible alternative ways of communication
Hygiene measures Comprises aspects of hygiene like the development and implementation of concepts and measures
Cooperation Comprises cooperation on an interdisciplinary and interprofessional level and with other hospitals
Determination of the patients will Comprises statements about reasons and circumstances limiting further medical treatment
Possibility to say farewell Comprises remarks about the possibility to say farewell and to provide proper end-of-life care during pandemic times