Received: 3 June 2019
Accepted: 20 May 2020
First Online: 22 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved (No. 2018.009) by the Ethics Committee of the University of Navarra (UNAV). This document facilitated the approval of the three institutions involved in the study.It is not possible to obtain the written consent of all people who work in the hospital environment. For that reason, ethnographic studies can use the negotiation and renegotiation of unwritten consent over time the participant observation. A relationship between the ethnographer and the hosts, based on trust, should be developed validating standards and practices. In this study, consent to the observation work was ensured iteratively, obtained verbally, immediately before each observation period (for example, by notifying the members of the PC team in the morning that the researcher was observing). If any member of the PC team did not want to be part of the study or has any concern about it, she/he contacted the director of the team. All participants provided their verbal consent for the study.
: “Not applicable”.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.