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Table 1 Sequence of recruitment and informed consent process

From: Difficult conversations: Australian Indigenous patients’ views on kidney transplantation

Stage When/Where Activity
1 3 weeks pre-field work Project staff send recruitment guidelines to participating site; staff begin identifying potential participants
2 On-site Staff enquire if patient is interested in hearing about study
3 On-site Staff introduce IMPAKT interviewer to interested person, or provides patient contact details
4 On-site Interviewer explains project to patient, provides patient information sheet
5 On-site Interviewer re-visits patient; if willing to participate, they nominate interview time
6 On-site Interviewer meets with patient, completes informed consent paperwork, conducts interview
7 Home base Interviewer sends transcript of interview to participant, including letter of thanks; participant given 6 weeks to amend transcript
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