Table 2

Themes and subthemes identified

Core themeSubthemes
1‘We Did Debate a Bit: Should We Go? Should We Not?’What is the situation?
Knowledge, competence and confidence
Personal experiences and feelings associated with medical emergencies
2‘It Would Represent the Medical Profession Well if We Did Step In and Help’Obligations: legal, ethical and professional
Expectations of medical students
3‘No One Should Die Because of a Lack of… Basic Life-Saving Techniques’How useful is training?
Training responsibility
What training should look like
Differences between individuals