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Table 3 Illustration of the emerged theme, categories and subcategories

From: Encountering suicide in primary healthcare rehabilitation: the experiences of physiotherapists

Through barriers and taboos – the physiotherapist finds a way
Category Subcategory
Possibilities for identification The physiotherapist as an important gatekeeper
Time to create alliances
Mental illness often concealed by physical symptoms
Obstacles in meeting suicide A lack of knowledge
A fear of asking and receiving an answer
Suicide as a taboo
The body is in focus
Workplace environment matters The importance of collegiality
Organizational hindrances
Negative effects on wellbeing
Where does the patient belong? A lack of routines for referral
Difficulties in accessing other health professionals
Education and experience are keys The value of mentorship
Work and life experience gives confidence
Education provides important tools