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There are numerous sources of information about nursing available on the internet and in journals. As a result, understanding the fundamental tenets of critical appraisal of research for use in interprofessional healthcare practices is critical. The goal of evidence-based practice (EBP) is to combine the best available research evidence, patient values and preferences, and clinical expertise into a three-pronged approach.

In this task, you will evaluate two primary sources of research evidence. You will choose one quantitative and one qualitative peer-reviewed journal article on a relevant healthcare topic.

Scenario

Requirements

Your submission must be entirely original. Even if cited correctly, no more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources. When you submit your task, you will be given an originality report that you can use as a guide.

 

The rubric must be used to guide the creation of your submission because it contains detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each of the requirements listed below may be assessed by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may include hyperlinks to relevant course sections.

 

It should be noted that research evidence cannot be older than five years.

 

Please include a copy of the articles’ full text with your submission.

 

Please keep in mind that you may use the same topic and research articles for Task 1: Analyzing Research Articles and Task 2: Evidence-Based Practice Change.

A. Assess a primary, quantitative research, peer-reviewed journal article with healthcare implications (suggested length: 35 pages) by doing the following:

Note: You may choose an article focusing on any healthcare topic or one of the following topics: falls and fall prevention, pain management in children, opioid abuse, hepatitis C, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or hand hygiene and infections in hospitals.

1. Describe how the researcher addresses the four areas listed below in the chosen journal article:

background information or an introduction (e.g., the purpose of the study)
study of the literature (e.g., research used to support the study)
data examination (e.g., how the researcher analyzed the data)
approach to methodology (e.g., research type and sampling methods)
2. Determine whether the evidence presented in each of the four sections of the journal article in Part A1 supports the study’s findings and implications for future research.

3. Using specific information from the journal article from Part A, explain how the researcher addressed human subject protection and cultural considerations.

4. Describe one study’s strength and one study’s limitation.

5. Explain how the evidence from Part A’s article informs current nursing practices.

B. Assess a primary, qualitative research, peer-reviewed journal article with healthcare implications (suggested length: 35 pages) by doing the following:

Note: You may choose an article focusing on any healthcare topic or one of the following topics: falls and fall prevention, pain management in children, opioid abuse, hepatitis C, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or hand hygiene and infections in hospitals. You may use the same subject as in Part A.

1. Describe how the researcher addresses the four areas listed below in the chosen journal article:

background information or an introduction (e.g., the purpose of the study)
study of the literature (e.g., research used to support the study)
data examination (e.g., how the researcher analyzed the data)
approach to methodology (e.g., research type and sampling methods)
2. Determine whether the evidence presented in each of the four sections of the journal article in part B1 supports the study’s findings and implications for future research.

3. Using specific information from the journal article from Part B, explain how the researcher addressed human subject protection and cultural considerations.

4. Identify one study’s strength and one study’s weakness.

5. Explain how the evidence from Part B’s article informs current nursing practices.

C. Cite sources for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized using APA-formatted in-text citations and references.

D. Show professional communication skills in the content and presentation of your submission.


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