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Fig. 4 | BMC Medical Ethics

Fig. 4

From: Defining and categorizing outcomes of Moral Case Deliberation (MCD): concept mapping with experienced MCD participants

Fig. 4

Concept map with 8 final clusters, including names and item replacements, based on group interpretation. Each point represents a statement from the brainstorm phase. Statements that are put in the same pile (during the previous step of individual sorting) by many members will be located close to each other on the map; statements that are not put together in the same pile or only by a few focus group members will be located on the map with more distance. The contoured forms represent clusters of closely-related statements, as made by the concept mapping software program (AriadneĀ©). The text next to each cluster represents the final name given to that cluster by the focus group. Statements in dotted boxes were discussed during the focus group and considered to fit better in another cluster; the striped arrow shows into which cluster it was reallocated. Statements circled by dashed lines were discussed during the focus group but not replaced (see also Table 2)

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