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Table 3 Themes and sub-themes derived from the focus group and individual interviews

From: Adaptive capacities for safe clinical practice for patients hospitalised during a suicidal crisis: a qualitative study

Themes Sub-themes
Using expertise to make sense of suicidal behaviour Setting aside the forms and checklists to prioritise trust
Making judgement based on more than patients’ spoken words
Improving understanding by seeking others’ perspectives
Individualising the therapeutic milieu Creating individual clinical pathways
Making trade-offs between under- and over-protection
Adjusting observations
Managing uncertainty Building mutual collegial trust and support
Creating a shared understanding