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Table 1 Thematic structure of the meaning of working in a person-centred way

From: The meaning of working in a person-centred way in nursing homes: a phenomenological-hermeneutical study

Themes Sub-themes
Meeting individual resident's needs and preferences in close relationships Being in close family-like relationships with residents
Understanding residents’ rhythms and preferences as the basis of daily work plans
Doing the ‘little extra’ for residents
Meeting shared goals in collaborative teams Being part of a supportive team
Working towards a collective practice
Sharing professional values