Communication and Decision-Making About End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit

Laura Anne Brooks, RN, MN; Elizabeth Manias, RN, BPharm, MPharm, MNStud, PhD, DLF-ACN, MPSA, MSHPA; Patricia Nicholson, RN, PhD


Am J Crit Care. 2017;26(4):336-341. 

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Data Analysis

Of the 24 nurses and 13 physicians who agreed to participate, 7 nurses and 2 physicians were unable to attend the focus groups. Transcribed data contained no identifiable information, thereby ensuring participants' confidentiality. To develop familiarity with the text and ensure that accurate information was transcribed, audio recordings and transcripts were reviewed repeatedly. All transcribed data were subjected to thematic analysis, which involved coding the data, categorizing the codes, and placing the data into specific categories. All authors were involved in data analysis, and any discrepancies were resolved by negotiation.