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Table 3 Overarching themes from meta-synthesis

From: Experiences of frontline healthcare workers and their views about support during COVID-19 and previous pandemics: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis

Themes (sub-themes)
1. Physical health, safety and security
1.1 Concerns for self
1.2 Concerns for others
1.3 Practical and environmental issues
2. Workload
3. Stigma
4. Ethical, moral and professional dilemmas
5. Personal and professional growth
6. Support to and from others
6.1 Family and friends
6.2 Colleagues and peers
6.3 Organisations
6.4 Media and the public
7. Knowledge and information
7.1 Communication
7.2 Training
8. Formal support