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Table 1 Overview of themes and sub-themes

From: Staff experiences of encountering and treating outpatients with substance use disorder in the psychiatric context: a qualitative study

Theme Sub-theme 1 Sub-theme 2
Bridging the organizational gap Having an established collaboration Facing difficulties in the collaboration
Having beliefs about the patients you encounter Working with patients who are exposed to prejudicial thoughts Expressing prejudicial thoughts towards the patient
Striving to achieve a therapeutic alliance Having a feeling of developing together Supporting the patient towards recovery