Developing and refining a clinical question

Developing and refining a clinical question: A consumer’s perspective Practicing nurses, as well as students, are challenged to keep their practice up to date by searching for, retrieving, and critiquing research articles that apply to practice issues that are encountered in their clinical setting (see Chapter 20). Practitioners strive to use the current best evidence… Continue reading Developing and refining a clinical question

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Appraisal for evidence based practice

Appraisal for evidence-based practice the research question and hypothesis When you begin to critically appraise a research study, consider the care the researcher takes when developing the research question or hypothesis; it is often representative of the overall conceptualization and design of the study. In a quantitative research study, the remainder of a study revolves… Continue reading Appraisal for evidence based practice

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Formulating a clinical question using the PICO format

Formulating a clinical question using the PICO format provides a focus that will guide an efficient electronic literature search. • Remember, the findings of one study on a topic do not provide sufficient evidence to support a change in practice. • The ability to critically appraise and synthesize the literature is essential to acquiring skills… Continue reading Formulating a clinical question using the PICO format

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Foundations of public and community health nursing

Competency Describe the foundations of public and community health nursing. Scenario The faculty in your nursing program have asked senior nursing students to create an infographic to improve potential nursing students’ understanding of public and community health nursing. You are a senior nursing student who has just completed your community rotation. You are very excited… Continue reading Foundations of public and community health nursing

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Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. TABLE 3.3 Databases for Nursing Database Source CINAHAL PLUS with FULL TEXT (EBSCO) Full text database for nursing and allied health widely used by nursing and health care—a useful starting point (Source: https://health.ebsco.com/products/cinahl-plus- with-full-text) PubMed (MEDLINE) Provides free access to MEDLINE, NLM’s database of citations and abstracts… Continue reading Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

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Importance of clinical practice for nurses

Clinical practice provides a wealth of experience from which research problems can be derived. The nurse may observe a particular event or pattern and become curious about why it occurs, as well as its relationship to other factors in the patient’s environment. Health professionals observe that despite improvements in symptom management for cancer patients receiving… Continue reading Importance of clinical practice for nurses

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Paper in Interest in untested theory

Interest in untested theory Verification of a theory and its concepts provides a relatively uncharted area from which research problems can be derived. Inasmuch as theories themselves are not tested, a researcher may consider investigating a concept or set of concepts related to a nursing theory or a theory from another discipline. The researcher would… Continue reading Paper in Interest in untested theory

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