|Due By (Pacific Time)||12/07/2016 11:00 pm|
Conducting a Literature Search on a
Clinical Research Question
Have you ever conducted a literature search before? What does a literature search entail, and why might it be important
for nursing practice?
As a nursing professional, you may engage in conducting a literature search in order to refine a clinical research question that you might examine through the research process. Examining, reviewing, and considering the literature in the field will help you to hone your research question and think about new ways you might address or answer a research question with clinical practice.
This week, you examine the skills needed to conduct a literature search to locate other studies that have been conducted on a clinical practice problem. Given the importance of ethical considerations throughout the research process, you will also explore the ethical implications of clinical research. You will examine the definition of research ethics, explore a historical overview of ethical problems in research, consider the ethics of using existing data in research, and the implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on research.
Discussion: Conducting a Literature Review
For this Discussion, view the webinar in this week’s resources by a Walden University librarian on strategies to conduct a successful literature search. The webinar provides information on available databases, the use of search engines, and the selection of search terms. Then, you will conduct a literature search on research conducted in the last 5 years on the patient safety
problem you identified in Week 1.
By Day 3
Post the following:
For the literature search, describe the following in your post:
• The databases, search engines, and search terms you used in your literature search
• The number of research articles you found on your patient safety problem that were published in the last year
• The challenges you encountered locating research articles and how you overcame them
• Who you would go to for help in your work setting if you needed help with a literature search
Note: Post a three paragraph (at least 250–350 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Use the writing resources and the Discussion and Response Rubric to develop your post. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually less than or equal to 5 years old).
***I work mainly in the emergency room and critical care setting. If this assignment could be centered around this area, that would be fantastic!! Specifically, I would like the research question to be: “Does having lower nurse-patient ratios result in better patient outcomes, higher quality, and time efficient care?”***
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