NURS 6052- week 2 discussion- Literature Searches
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An important step in the EBP process is reviewing the current body of literature to better understand the subject or topic in which you are interested. By conducting a review of the literature, you are building foundational knowledge about the topic; later, you can use this background to build new insights. Developing a strong grasp of a topic can only be garnered by taking the time to thoroughly search for relevant information and resources.
For this Discussion, you will practice searching the literature to find evidence on a specific topic.
Choose a simple search term(s) relating to a topic of your PICOT question. (PICOT modelpatient/population, intervention/issue, comparison, and outcome)
Review the information on the evidence hierarchy discussed in Chapter 2 of the course text, in the article, Facilitating Access to Pre-Processed Research Evidence in Public Health,
Conduct a literature search in the Library on your selected topic using the databases that you reviewed. Use at least one database for each of the three levels of filtered information and at least one unfiltered database. Record the number of hits that you find at each level of the hierarchy of evidence.
Select one article from the results at each level of the hierarchy. Compare the articles based on the quality and depth of information. What would be the value of each resource if you were determining an evidence-based practice?
Post on or before Day 3 a summary of your search. Describe what topic you selected, the search term(s) that you used, and the number of results found at each level of the hierarchy. Compare the types of information found in the articles from different levels and the value of the information from each level. Highlight a useful tip that you could share with your colleagues about conducting an effective literature search.
Robeson, P., Dobbins, M., DeCorby, K., & Tirilis, D. (2010). Facilitating access to pre-processed research evidence in public health. BMC Public Health, 10, 95.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
o Chapter 2, Evidence-Based Nursing: Translating Research Evidence into Practice (Review pages 2734)
Topic: Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
Peer-reviewed research reports are reports reviewed by other credible experts in the field.
Nursing, as a profession, uses peer-reviewed primary research reports to make credible and
evidence-based practice implications and recommendations in the clinical area.
In this task, you will collect and analyze 10 research reports (primary research evidence) on
one topic of interest in nursing practice or healthcare.
A. Select piece of primary research (original research reports) from a research journal that has nursing implications and critique the article (suggested length of 23 pages) by doing the following:
1. Identify the article you have chosen in an APA-formatted citation.
2. Design a visual representation (e.g., graph or chart) to show how the researcher addressed the five areas of a research report (background information or introduction, review of the literature, discussion of methodology, specific data analysis, and conclusion).
3. Based on your analysis of the five areas, assess whether the evidence presented in the research report supports the researchers conclusion.
4. Discuss ethical issues that may have arisen for the researcher while conducting the
research for the article.
5. Discuss the type of research used for the study.
a. Explain whether or not other types of research would have been appropriate in
the same situation.
B. Conduct a literature search to evaluate nursing care or management implications of a
nursing intervention by doing the following:
1. Discuss evidence for a nursing care or management problem.
2. Complete the attached matrix to list 10 primary research sources, in APA format, from scholarly journal sources you locate in major medical databases (e.g., CINAHL,
PubMed, MedLine, or a hard copy journal).
Note: In aspect B you should gather 9 more pieces of similar research on the same topic as in aspect A so you have a total of 10 pieces of primary research to make a practice implication (a minimum of 8 authors should be used).
Note: Credible sources may include professional journals, research reports, professional Web sites, governmental reports, and presentations from professional meetings. Primary research articles must not be more than ten years old.
3. Conduct a review of the 10 peer-reviewed research articles in which you do the following:
a. Develop an annotated bibliography (suggested length of 23 pages) of the articles.
b. Discuss whether the researchers evidence collected is adequate to make a
recommendation for a practice change.
c. Identify whether the researchers chose tools that were similar or different.
d. Discuss whether you believe the tools the researchers chose could have affected their results.
4. Develop an evidence summary of the articles, identifying at least two key criteria that were used to develop it.
5. Recommend a specific nursing strategy based on the researchers recommendations
and evidence you found in your review.
6. Explain why you believe it is important to use a theoretical model for nursing
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the
submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or
closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly.
HELPING NURSING STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO DEVELOP THEIR COMPETENCE
Choose 1 (one) practice skill (eg .vital observation) from a learner’s assessment (eg. 2nd years student nurse) document and covering the domains of knowledge, skills and attitude:
a)Critically discuss how you will facilitate the student to be able to develop their competence in this area
b) Identify the specific learning opportunities available in your clinical area that will enable the student to develop their competence
c) Critically discuss the assessment process you will use to assess the students competence in these areas ensuring they are valid and reliable, this should include but not only the methods of assessment and the criteria you will use. You must address accountability in relation to decision-making in the assessment process and will conclude with identified areas for future development as an assessor.