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Table 1 Conceptual framework for understanding the impact of GPs' role in informing women of prenatal screening tests

From: Exploring general practitioners' experience of informing women about prenatal screening tests for foetal abnormalities: A qualitative focus group study

Factors Role of the GP
Intrinsic Factors  
1. Limitations of screening Interpreter
2. Selectivity Gatekeeper
3. Time pressures Timekeeper
Extrinsic Factors  
4. Potential sequelae Bearer of bad news
5. Conflict Moral agent
6. Shifting sands Intermediary