Stakeholder matrix. The figure shows a simplified stakeholder matrix to exemplify the process of stakeholder “mapping”. As shown in the example provided in the figure, each stakeholder is identified as primary, key, secondary or allied. The stakeholder’s influence, role activity, and other characteristics are tabulated in the matrix, as well as the stakeholder’s effect and outcome of the healthcare intervention process. In the example provided, we have a “friend”, who could be a secondary stakeholder identified in this case as a key stakeholder, presumably because of possessing a Power of Attorney or directive who makes healthcare decisions on behalf of the patient. We observe the influence of this friend to be, at this present moment, relatively minor as visits are relatively rare. Yet, we recognize beneficial outcomes from those visits (it could also be the case that visits have a seriously detrimental outcome on the patient). This tabulation is prepared for every stakeholder, and is regularly revisited and updated.