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Table 1 Facilitator focus group aide memoire

From: Trained facilitators’ experiences with structured advance care planning conversations in oncology: an international focus group study within the ACTION trial

Main topics Prompts
Understanding of ACP before ACTION What was your experience of ACP before the ACTION trial?
Experience of ACTION and RC ACP intervention What were your initial thoughts about the ACTION RC ACP intervention?
Experience of RC ACP intervention training - How would you assess the training you received about the ACTION RC ACP intervention and how to discuss this with patients?
- How helpful was the training in enabling you to feel confident about delivering the ACTION RC ACP intervention?
Experience of delivering the ACTION RC ACP conversations - Can you tell us about your experience of delivering the ACTION RC ACP intervention?
Was having a standard script helpful/unhelpful?
- How did you feel about the support you received?
- How did patients and Personal representatives respond?
- Will you/have you used the RC approach, or aspects of it, in your normal practice (outside the ACTION trial)?
- Were there any things you found difficult or challenging?
- Do you think patients found it helpful or distressing?
  1. Abbreviations: RC Respecting Choice, ACP Advance Care Planning