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Table 4 Facilitator background information

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

  Facilitator n (%) or mean (range)
n = 28
Age 44 years (28 – 58)
Gender
 Male 4 (14.3%)
 Female 24 (85.7%)
Highest educational qualification
 Doctoral or equivalent 4 (14.3%)
 Master degree or equivalent 9 (32.1%)
 University degree or equivalent 8 (28.6%)
 Post-secondary, non-tertiary 6 (17.9%)
 Not elsewhere classified; finishing a master degree 1 (3.6%)
Education: palliative care course
 Yes 18 (64.3%)
 No 10 (35.7%)
Current professional role
Health Care professional 22 (78.6%)
 Nurse 8 (28.6%)
 Nurse coordinator 1 (3.6%)
 Nurse specialist (in training) 9 (32.1%)
 Oncologist 1 (3.6%)
 Social worker 1 (3.6%)
 Clinical psychologist 2 (7.2%)
No Health Care professional 6 (21.4%)
 Researcher 3 (10.7%)
 Senior consultant 1 (3.6%)
 Lead hospital unit 2 (7.2%)
Involvement in the care for ACTION patients
 Yes 8 (28.6%)
 For some patients 5 (17.9%)
 No 15 (53.6%)
Work experience 20.2 years (4 – 36)