Student instructions for assessment task:
Develop a search strategy, conduct a search of the literature, synthesise the findings, and use them to recommend best practice interventions to reduce the incidence of delirium:
1. Develop a search plan to locate relevant resources
a. Using the template provided develop a search strategy based on the assignment question (remember to review all relevant databases).
2. Conduct a search of the literature using your search strategy and choose three (3) primary research evidence papers most relevant to answering your question.
3. Complete the extraction/summary table (in the template) for each paper outlining the:
a) purpose/aim of the study
d) key findings
e) level of evidence
4. Write a synthesis of the overall findings from the research papers to determine and recommend best practice for the prevention of delirium in acute hospital settings
Your synthesis should:
a) Introduce the problem and topic area briefly (no additional references required).
b) Critically analyze the research (including: appropriateness of the sample, chosen methodology, potential bias and randomisation procedure if appropriate).
c) Summarise key findings from the research most relevant to the question.
d) Recommend best practice interventions for prevention of delirium based on the key findings.