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Table 2 Interview guide

From: Relatives’ experiences with abuse and neglect in Norwegian nursing homes. A qualitative study

Topic Key questions
Introduction Can you describe what you define as abuse and neglect in nursing homes?
Your experiences of abuse and neglect as a relative Can you describe your experience of abuse and neglect to the resident of which you are a relative?
To detect elder abuse and neglect Can you describe how you found out about incidences of abuse and neglect in the nursing home?
Can you describe the communication with staff or nursing home managers?
Can you describe if there are things that makes it difficult or challenging to report such incidents?
Nursing home management of reported abuse and neglect incidences Can you describe how the nursing home managed the reported/detected incidences of abuse and neglect?
Can you describe what is challenging in such a situation?
Do you dare to be honest when there is something you are not happy with regarding the care of your family member?
The role of relatives to prevent abuse and neglect in nursing homes Can you describe how you as a relative may contribute to prevent abuse and neglect?
Can you describe how you want your family member’s needs to be met in the nursing home?
Can you describe what was important for you to convey about your family member when he or she moved to the nursing home?
Can you describe how you think your family member experiences the events in the nursing home that you have described?