theory and research in nursing

Identify the specific patient care or resource problem and develop a research question. (25 possible points)

· Present the history of the problem.

· State the problem so that it is clearly defined in one statement. (Question you listed on your topic submission.)

· Describe and analyze the current state of the problem. Include the relationship of the potential change to the nursing department/group.

· Use and list the PICO to break down the elements of your research question.

 

 

  5

  5

 

10

 

  5

 

Literature Review – Identify, obtain, and critique research articles. (30 possible points)

· Describe search strategy and the volume of existing literature.

· Critique the current literature in relation to the identified problem and/or innovation.

· Critique non-research sources: other agencies’ practices, non-research reports, and other internal and external practices.

· You can refer to the Topic Review EXCEL Table as an Appendix. NOTE: Topic Review Table is graded separately for completeness.

 

10

10

 

10

 

 

 

Utilization of the Evidence/Findings/and Implications for Practice (40 possible points)

· Based on the evidence, is the innovation ready for implementation? Why or why not?

· Describe the proposed practice/resource innovation (what, who, where, when, why, and how) you would implement based upon your literature search.

· Identify the components to be changed using a planned change model (Lewin, 1947), including driving and restraining forces for each stage), or a diffusion model (Rogers, 1983).

Summarize potential impact factors to the ease of implementation and the cost-benefit analysis (e.g. Barriers and Facilitators).

· Identify existing sources of data that could be used as outcome measures appropriate to the innovation, for example, an existing audit tool, approval of policy, benchmarked satisfaction tool, etc. (What did you learn from your literature search? Do not propose a new survey!)

· Describe inter-professional collaboration, conflict management, or other activities related to approval.

 

10

10

 

  5

 

  5

 

  

  5

 

  5

 

 

Develop mechanisms to sustain the innovation over time. (10 possible points)

· Propose innovative strategies to initiate your proposed project. How would you get the project started and buy-in to initiate by others?

· Discuss methods/strategies/techniques for reinforcement of the change over time.

 

  5

  

  5

 

        Subtotal

    105

 

Format Criteria

 

 

1. Page length of 8 – 10 pages, not including title page, references, and appendix.

  5

 

2. Succinct and logical, and uses correct grammar, spelling, and correct APA style, including double spacing, paragraph format (not outline), correct subheading style, correct in-text citations and References

  5

 

3. Describes the research using narrative summary in the body of the paper.

  5

 

4. Reference list is attached and all listed references are referred to in the body of the of the paper

   
   

 

                                                                                                             

 

 

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