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Table 3 Themes and categories from the analysis with illustrating examples

From: How group coaching contributes to organisational understanding among newly graduated doctors

ThemesCategoriesExamples
The hidden curriculumHow things work here“You feel kind of stupid, when you do not know how things work here” [Louise]
What is said and what is actually meant“We do not have assigned seats” (but do not choose the black chair)” [Julie]
Inter-professional communication, conflicts and relationsWhat other staff do“Actually, I do not know what other staff do” [Peter]
How to ask for help and feedback“I felt alone” [Jane]
How to ask questions on others’ perspectives“It was helpful to ask questions to get to know the other party’s perspective” [Susanne]
Emerging leadershipDelegation“I do not know what I can delegate and to whom” [Lone]
Prescription and asking other staff to comply with orders“It was difficult to make prescriptions in a proper way” [Trine]
Take the lead in patient care“What can I decide – and what should I leave to others to decide?” [Hanne]
How to influence own working conditionsI now carefully consider: “Are there too many tasks or are the tasks too difficult” [Laura]