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Table 2 Coding framework

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

Main codes Subcodes
Prior experiences with ACP  
Thoughts about ACTION  
Reasons to participate in ACTION  
Becoming a facilitator The RC training
Support during the study
Learning by doing
Personal and professional growth
Becoming aware of RC
Cultural issues During the training
During the conversations
Aspects RC Script_positive
Script_helpful questions
Script_negative
Script_difficult questions
Script_lay-out
My preferences form
Preconditions RC Timing
Place of the conversation
Being a facilitator Needed skills
Dual role facilitator
Be involved in the regular care
Not involved in the regular care
Out of their comfort zone
Workload
Uncertainty
Responsibility
Impressions concerning patients Reasons for patients to participate
Investment
Preparation
Difficulties
Patients responses
The fit between RC and the patient
Personal representative Awareness of their role
Influence on the conversation
The value of ACTION RC ACP conversations Opportunity to reflect and talk
Empowerment of patients
Quality of life
Relationship patient-facilitator
Communication patient-PR
Patients undertake actions
Have the time to conduct an ACP conversation
Helpful
Impact on current practice Using the intervention
Managing study and daily practice
ACP in the future Fit RC intervention to patients
Setting
Script
Part of routine job
Risks for the future
Improvements
Implementation of the intervention
Being part of a research The feeling of being watched by the researcher
Wanted to do it right
Patients should benefit from it
Use as an excuse to the questions they ask
  1. Abbreviations: RC Respecting Choice, ACP Advance Care Planning