Table 3

Staff participants in phases I and II of the study
Staff participants Phase I Phase II
Nature of data collection Qualitative interviews and focus groups Questionnaire survey
Medical ICU staff 6 20
Nursing ICU staff 22 67
Staff; status not given 5
Nursing grade Grade 5 (n = 11; 50%); grade 6 (n = 4; 18%); grades 7 and 8 (n = 7; 32%); total: n = 22 Grade 5: 43; 65%); grade 6 (n= 16; 24%); grade 7 (n= 7; 11%); grade not given (n = 1); total: n = 67
Hospital palliative care team 4 4 (focus group)
Professions allied to medicine (ICU staff) 4 3
Referring Clinicians 4
Total 40 99

Higginson et al.

Higginson et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:213   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-213

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