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Table 1 Overview of themes and sub-themes that developed from the structural analysis of interviews with the high level decision-makers about ethical dilemmas.

From: Ethical challenges related to elder care. High level decision-makers' experiences

Themes Sub-themes
Lack of good care Vulnerable patients in inappropriate care settings
Poor and disrespectful interactions
Weaknesses in medical support
Lack of agreement concerning care Abandoned ideals vs. budget realities
Dissimilar focuses between the caring system
Justness in the distribution of care and deficient information