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Table 2 Description of the analysis process

From: Ethical competence in DNR decisions –a qualitative study of Swedish physicians and nurses working in hematology and oncology care

Interview transcript Initial coding framework Final coding framework
   Subcategory Category Theme
“Sometimes I think the information requirement is a little too rigid. I know that in practice, it isn’t followed. And I can therefore find it unnecessary, because it places blame on health professionals for not discussing, when they have actually tried to be humane and compassionate in the situation.” The request for information is perceived as rigid and can produce unnecessary guilt if not followed. Obstacle The role of guidelines Ethics in relation to DNR decisions