NR 439 DeVry Week 1 Discussion Latest

Role of Research and the Importance of the Searchable Clinical Question (graded)

Every nurse, in different ways, plays a critical role in research. How will you carry out your new research responsibilities? What trends have resulted in a push for evidence-based nursing practice?

As you contemplate your role in the research process, read the assigned Week 1 Case Study in Course Resources and formulate one searchable, clinical question in the PICO (T) format. There are several potential questions that could be asked. Identify if the focus of your question is assessment, etiology, treatment, or prognosis. Remember to integrate references.

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Search for Significant Clinical Issue in a Research Database (graded)

Reflect on your practice and identify a significant nursing clinical issue that you would like to search for evidence in online sources. Formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue.

Next, review the guidelines in Course Resources for the Research Database Assignment due Week 3. Use your PICO elements to search for ONE research database that is relevant to your nursing clinical issue. Identify the name of the database or data source, its web address (URL), and briefly describe how it is relevant to your nursing clinical issue.


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Research Problems and Designs (graded)

The research design flows from the research question and outlines the plan for the study that will answer the research question. The design identifies the major components of the study. It is important to remember that there is no one best design for a research study. Define qualitative and quantitative research designs.

After you review the designs, describe which research design you would expect to find when searching for evidence relevant to your own research question. Why? Explain your answer.


Ethical and Legal Issues (graded)

Read one of the following. Links to these articles, which may be found in the Chamberlain Library, are in your Syllabus.

Shepard, A. (2010). Moral distress: A consequence of caring. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(1), 25–27. doi:10.1188/10.CJON.25–27. Stringer, S. (2013). Moral choices in end of life care for children. Cancer Nursing Practice, 12(7), 27–32.

Cite the article you chose. Describe the ways the subjects were vulnerable. Is there any conflict of interest? Which protections should be put in place to protect these subjects from harm? What are the incidence and prevalence of moral distress in nursing today?

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Data Collection and Measurement (graded)

The tools that we use to collect data need to be reliable and valid. Define these terms with respect to research and explain why they are important.

Consider data collection and measure methods as you read the following online or after you download it.

American Nurses Association. (2014). Fast facts: The nursing workforce 2014: Growth, salaries, education, demographics & trends. Retrieved from

Review these facts and describe what the results say about this sample of the nursing workforce. What do you believe was the intent of the researcher who designed the survey?

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Data Results and Analysis (graded)

After the data are collected, it is time to analyze the results!

Discuss one of the four basic rules for understanding results in a research study.

Compare clinical significance and statistical significance. Which one is more meaningful when considering applying evidence to your practice?

Compare descriptive statistics and inferential statistics in research. Please give an example of each type that could be collected in a study that would be done on your nursing clinical issue you identified in previous weeks.

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Applying and Sharing Evidence (graded)

After the data has been analyzed, conclusions are made regarding what the findings mean. Then, this information must be shared in order to achieve EBP.

Choose one of the articles from the Reading Research Literature assignment and discuss the findings. Would you apply the evidence found to your practice? Explain your answer.

Translating research into practice is the final and most important step in the research process. Review information you found in the Research Database Assignment, and explain ways in which you would share the research-based evidence with your peers.

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Where Do You Go From Here? (graded)

How has your thinking changed about nursing research and evidence based practice as the result of this course? What challenges do you anticipate you will face in implementing EBP, and how will you overcome these challenges?


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