TableĀ 2

Categories and themes

  1. Patients as the key actors in the handover process

  2. Patients sharing the responsibility for the handover with healthcare professionals

  3. Healthcare professionals functioning as the key actors in the handover process

  1. Patient positioning in the handover process

  • 4. Actions required for patients to be key actors

  • 5. Resources and discipline required to be the key actor

  • 6. Facilitators for and barriers to patient participation

  • B. Prerequisites for patient participation

  • 7. Patient preferences for being the key actors

  • 8. Patient preferences regarding healthcare professionals serving as the key actors

  • C. Patient preferences for the handover process