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Table 1 Themes and sub-themes

From: Experiences of undergoing cardiac surgery among older people diagnosed with postoperative delirium: one year follow-up

Themes Sub-themes
Feeling drained of viability Having a body under attack
Losing strength
Being close to death
Feeling trapped in a weird world Having hallucinations
Being in a nightmare
Being remorseful
Being met with disrespect Feeling disappointed
Being forced
Feeling like cargo
Feeling safe Being in supportive hands
Feeling grateful