What is the purpose of the paper (to find solutions to a clinical issue? To read and analyse research? All of the above?)
Which clinical issue have you chosen to research and discuss?
NRS328 – Professional Nursing Evidence-Informed Practice Assignment-Australia
1.What is the issue?
2.How did the issue come about?
3.What factors have impacted on the issue?
4.Consider existing research and policy
5.How does this issue affect nursing practice?
6.What literature is around that provides insight into the issue (e.g. how many people does it affect? Have nurses reported this issue affects them? What solutions have been tried and perhaps haven’t worked?).
- Summarise the research – what was their aim, how did they test it, and what were the results?
- Make comments about rigour (e.g. comment on appropriateness of methodology, size of study, corroborating research, validity of the tool used etc.)
- Use only primary, peer-reviewed research and peer-reviewed meta-analyses/meta- syntheses in this section
a.Briefly summarise the recommendations that have come out of the research you discussed in ‘findings’.
b.No new ideas here – must be linked to ‘findings’.
c.You can use dot points here
d.No need to cite references as you have already discussed the evidence supporting recommendations above in ‘findings’.
NRS328 – Professional Nursing Evidence-Informed Practice Assignment Australia.
1.Sum up main points and recommendations
2.Link back to nursing practice