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Table 1 Main categories and subcategories of experiences of EMS personnel in EDM

From: Experiences of pre-hospital emergency medical personnel in ethical decision-making: a qualitative study

Main categories Subcategories
Respecting client’s values Protecting privacy/confidentiality
Respecting client’s opinions and beliefs
Respecting client’s wishes.
performing tasks within the professional manner Professional commitment
Maintaining the professional dignity
Performing the tasks within the framework of the regulation
Personal characteristic Inner values and beliefs
Professional experiences