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Table 1 Categories and Sub-categories. The analysis identified four categories that resonated across all participants in the focus group interviews: 1. understanding one’s own role in the huddle; 2. encouraged to speak up; 3. a flexible learning tool; and 4. authentic but not always realistic.

From: Using the ‘huddle’ to enhance interprofessional teamwork among nursing students through a podcast: a qualitative and exploratory pilot study

Categories Sub-categories
Understanding one’s own role in the huddle • Clearer picture of how to communicate and cooperate
• Insight into what a huddle includes
• Proud of own profession and role
• Own role is more clear
• Collaboration with physicians
• Voice as the patient’s advocate
Encouraged to speak up • Reduce anxiety and diminish stress
• Insecurity about expectation
• Assumed the physicians know best
• Speak with greater confidence
A flexible learning tool • Useful and relevant
• Easy to use
• Listen to everywhere
• Listened to before and after the huddles
• Listened to before and during the clinical placement
• Used as reassurance
Authentic but not always realistic • Ideal versus real life- more in-depth than huddles in practice
• Beneficial to outline the patient cases
• Starting with ice breaker between the professional groups