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Table 2 Overview of themes

From: Identity in transition: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of international humanitarian workers’ experiences of returning home

Superordinate theme Associated subordinate themes
1. Shared humanitarian identity a.Moral values drive humanitarian action
b.Having a role and being good at it
2. Limits and borders a.Going to the limit
b.Crossing the border
3. Holding on to humanitarian identity a.Denial
b.Re-creation of the social setting
c.Moral superiority
4. Redefining belonging and identity