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Table 1 Example data extracts demonstrating the hierarchical coding process

From: Community nurse-paramedics’ sphere of practice in primary care; an ethnographic study

Original text Open codes Subcategory Generic category Main category
“ is important that you sit down with the patient and the family members and try to find the solution, which I think means that there is some long-term plan for the person to survive at home ...” sitting down
with the patient & the family
finding the solution
making the
long-term plan
time to sit
patient & family
long-term planning
survey at home
the luxury of time
together with the patient & family
the aim of the assessment
the aim of the care
the way to provide care