A Critique Of The Literature And Barriers To Implementation

Assignment 3 Instructions

Title: A critique of the literature and barriers to implementation

Length 1500 words (+/- 10%) including in text referencing but not your reference list

Essay Purpose

In Assessment 2, you chose a clinical topic, provided background to the clinical topic, outlined its importance to nursing and reflected on your choice of topic.  Continuing on from this work, Assessment 3 requires you to look at your chosen clinical topic in terms of evidence-based practice.

Theory

Evidence based practice “..acknowledges that it involves the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and the patient’s values and circumstances.  It also requires the health professional to consider characteristics of the practice context in which they work” (Hoffmann, Bennett & Del Mar, 2017, p. 3).

The Task

Think of a clinical question that is not addressed in your chosen clinical topic. Find a relevant and recent (less than three years old) research article (not a systematic review) that answers your question.

In essay format for a quantitative study (chapters 4 – 9 of the set text):

Share the clinical question you developed to find your article using the PICO format.

Give an overview of the search strategy you used to find your article

Database

Search terms

Article chosen

Write a structured abstract

Study design

Setting

Participants

Intervention or description of test (if applicable)

Outcomes or diagnostic standard (if applicable)

Prognostic factors studied (if applicable)

Follow-up period (if applicable)

Main results or outcomes

Conclusion

Is the evidence likely to be biased?

Were there any adverse events? (if applicable)

Identify and describe the knowledge gap your article addresses in the current literature/protocol.

Identify any real or potential ethical issues the author/s may have been faced with.

Discuss how this evidence could be implemented into nursing practice, including any barriers to implementing best practice.

OR

In essay format for a qualitative study (chapters 10 & 11 of the set text):

Share the clinical question you developed to find your article using the PICo format.

Give an overview of the search strategy you used to find your article

Database

Search terms

Article chosen

Write a structured abstract

Study design

Study question

Setting

Participants

Data collection method

Analysis

Key findings

Conclusion

Is the evidence rigorous and sufficiently reported? (as per detailed questions from the CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme) instrument and additional comments from the QARI (Qualitative Assessment and Review) instrument)

Identify and describe the knowledge gap your article addresses in the current literature/protocol.

Identify any real or potential ethical issues the author/s may have been faced with.

Discuss how this evidence could be implemented into nursing practice, including any barriers to implementing best practice.

Learning Outcomes addressed by this assignment include:

Explore the relationship between research and evidence-based practice.

Identify the theories and practices that underpin different research approaches.

Locate and appraise relevant research sources.

Critically review research articles.

Describe the principles and practices of ethical research.

Demonstrate an ability to translate research findings into professional practice.

Formatting is important:

1.5 line spacing

Left and right align text

Size 12 font

Word count includes in-text citations and headings, but NOT the reference list

Normal margins

References required

 Minimum of 15 in total

Referencing for all your assessments is as per APA 6th style, available at the following URL:

http://libguides.cdu.edu.au/cdureferencing/apa