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Table 3 Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Cultural competency and sensitivity in the curriculum for palliative care professionals: a survey in Switzerland

Characteristics Values N %
Gender Female 165 80.9
Male 39 19.1
Profession Nurse 99 48.5
Physician 33 16.2
Care assistant 14 6.9
ASSC (community health and care assistant) 10 4.9
Volunteer 9 4.4
Psychologist 9 4.4
Spiritual assistant (chaplain) 6 2.9
Social worker 6 2.9
Physiotherapist 6 2.9
Occupational therapist 4 2
Nutritionist 3 1.5
Other1 5 2.5
First language French 161 78.9
Portuguese 16 7.8
German 12 5.9
Italian 4 2
Other2 11 5.4
Country of birth Switzerland 110 53.9
France 53 26
Italy 6 2.9
Other3 35 17.2
Country of training Switzerland 134 65.7
France 42 20.6
Italy 6 2.9
Other4 22 10.6
Work setting Hospital palliative care units 137 67.2
Hospital mobile teams 38 18.6
Home care mobile teams 35 17.2
Outpatient facilities 12 5.9
Other5 3 5.4
Cantons Vaud 92 45.1
Geneva 61 29.9
Neuchâtel 17 8.3
Jura 15 7.4
Freiburg 9 4.4
Ticino 9 4.4
Bern 1 0.5
  1. 1Art therapist, Mediator, Dietician; 2Arabic, Spanish, Dutch, English; 3Tunisia, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Germany, Spain, Netherland, Portugal, USA, Brazil, Canada, Cameroon, Mozambique, Sweden, Argentina, Senegal, Guinea, Chili, Syria; 4Portugal, Tunisia, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Canada, Germany; 5Independent nurses