Please read these assessment items in conjunction with the notes on formatting and presentation which follows the assessment detail. Also provided are some tools to guide your thinking.
The purpose of this assessment is to define, describe and provide a rationale for your chosen topic.
- Provide a background to the clinical problem/practice (citing relevant literature written in the 3rd person)
- What is the importance and relevance of the clinical problem/practice to nursing? (citing relevant literature written in the 3rd person)
- Using the 5R framework, reflect on your choice – why is this important to you? (personal reflection written in the 1st person, citing relevant literature as necessary)
In Assessment 2a, you did some introductory work on your chosen topic. The purpose of this assessment is to develop a search strategy and find the best evidence for the clinical problem/practice you wrote about in Assessment 2a. This is important knowledge to learn in your role as a nursing consumer of research.
1.Introduce your chosen topic in the form of a problem statement and what you aim to achieve from your search of the literature. (written in the 3rd person, citing relevant literature)
2.Define your PICO/PICo. On the template provided, complete either the quantitative PICO or the qualitative PICo (delete the one you have not used).
3.Develop your question to find the best evidence using the PICO/PICo format.
4.In written format (not dot points), describe your search strategy:
oWhat keywords did you use to search for the evidence?
oWhat databases did you use to search for the evidence?
oWhat methods did you use to search for the evidence? (e.g., research design, sampling, level of evidence, recency and context)
5.On the template provided, complete the following for the best three pieces of evidence found in your search: (25 words)
- Best practice
- Level of evidence
- Study Design
- In-text citation in CDU APA 6th format