NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Academic Guides: Keyword Searching: Finding Articles on Your Topic: Boolean. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2017, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/keyword/boolean

Academic Guides: Keyword Searching: Finding Articles on Your Topic: Searching Basics. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2017, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/keyword/searching-basics

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Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Chapter 2, “Evidence-Based Nursing: Translating Research Evidence into Practice” (Review pages 14–31)
  • Chapter 5, “Literature Reviews: Finding and Critiquing Evidence”

In this chapter, you focus on conducting a literature review. Topics include how to identify the relevant literature on a given topic and then how to critique the strengths and weaknesses of the literature that you have found. Finally, the chapter examines how to synthesize the research findings into a written literature review. NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

Houde, S. C. (2009). The systematic review of literature: A tool for evidence-based policy. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(9), 9–12.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 

This article emphasizes the importance of systematic reviews of literature. The authors present an overview of resources that may assist in conducting systematic reviews.

Krainovich-Miller, B., Haber, J., Yost, J., & Jacobs, S. K. (2009). Evidence-based practice challenge: Teaching critical appraisal of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines to graduate students. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(4), 186–195.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article reviews the features of the TREAD Evidence-Based Practice Model. In particular, the authors of this article stress how the model emphasizes the use of standardized critical appraisal tools and Level I evidence.

Robeson, P., Dobbins, M., DeCorby, K., & Tirilis, D. (2010). Facilitating access to pre-processed research evidence in public health. BMC Public Health, 10, 95.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

This article describes a hierarchy of pre-processed evidence and how it is adapted to the public health setting. The authors identify a range of resources with relevant public health content.

Walden Student Center for Success. (2012). Clinical Question Anatomy. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/content.php?pid=183871&sid=2950360

 

Davies, K. S. (2011). Formulating the evidence based practice question: A review of the frameworks. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 6(2), 75–80. Retrieved from https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/viewFile/9741/8144

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

This article reviews the frameworks commonly used to assist in generating answerable research questions. The author recommends considering the individual elements of the frameworks as interchangeable (depending upon the situation), rather than trying to fit a situation to a specific framework.

 

Search/Browse Help - Boolean Operators and Nesting. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2017, from https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/ui/en_US/htdocs/help/searchBoolean.html

 

Walden University Library. (2012). Levels of evidence. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/c.php?g=80240&p=523225

 

This guide provides a listing of evidence-based clinical resources, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, critically appraised topics, background information and expert opinions, and unfiltered resources.

 

Walden University. (n.d.b.). Searching and retrieving materials in the research databases. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/foundationscoursedocs/SearchingRetrieving

 

This resource provides tips for searching in the Walden Library. It includes a guide to keyword searches, an explanation of Boolean searches, and tips on locating specific journals or articles.

 

Document: Course Project Overview (Word document)

 

Note: You will use this document to complete the Project throughout this course.

 

Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012e). Finding resources for EBP. Baltimore, MD: Author.

 

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes.

 

In this video, Dr. Marianne Chulay identifies sources where nurses can find evidence to support their practices. She provides several examples of resources that provide specific information about best practices in health care.

 

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2012f). Finding sources of evidence. Baltimore, MD: Author.

 

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes.

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

Dr. Kristen Mauk explains the process of performing a literature review in this video. She provides advice for nursing students in browsing databases and analyzing sources of evidence.

 

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2012g). Hierarchy of evidence pyramid. Baltimore, MD: Author.

 

This multimedia piece explains the hierarchy of evidence pyramid. The piece offers definitions and key information for each level of the pyramid.

 

Course Project: Part 2—Literature Review

This is a continuation of the Course Project presented in Week 2. Before you begin, review the Course Project Overview document located in the Week 2 Resources area.

The literature review is a critical piece in the research process because it helps a researcher determine what is currently known about a topic and identify gaps or further questions. Conducting a thorough literature review can be a time-consuming process, but the effort helps establish the foundation for everything that will follow. For this part of your Course Project, you will conduct a brief literature review to find information on the question you developed in Week 2. This will provide you with experience in searching databases and identifying applicable resources. NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

To prepare:

  • Review the information in Chapter 5 of the course text, focusing on the steps for conducting a literature review and for compiling your findings.
  • Using the question you selected in your Week 2 Project (Part 1 of the Course Project), locate 5 or more full-text research articles that are relevant to your PICOT question. Include at least 1 systematic review and 1 integrative review if possible. Use the search tools and techniques mentioned in your readings this week to enhance the comprehensiveness and objectivity of your review. You may gather these articles from any appropriate source, but make sure at least 3 of these articles are available as full-text versions through Walden Library’s databases.
  • Read through the articles carefully. Eliminate studies that are not appropriate and add others to your list as needed. Although you may include more, you are expected to include a minimum of five articles. Complete a literature review summary table using the Literature Review Summary Table Templatelocated in this week’s Learning Resources. NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment
  • Prepare to summarize and synthesize the literature using the information on writing a literature review found in Chapter 5 of the course text.

To complete:

Write a 3- to 4-page literature review that includes the following:

  • A synthesis of what the studies reveal about the current state of knowledge on the question that you developed
    • Point out inconsistencies and contradictions in the literature and offer possible explanations for inconsistencies.
  • Preliminary conclusions on whether the evidence provides strong support for a change in practice or whether further research is needed to adequately address your inquiry
  • Your literature review summary table with all references formatted in correct APA style. NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

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Note: Certain aspects of conducting a standard review of literature have not yet been covered in this course. Therefore, while you are invited to critically examine any aspect of the studies (e.g., a study’s design, appropriateness of the theoretic framework, data sampling methods), your conclusion should be considered preliminary. Bear in mind that five studies are typically not enough to reflect the full range of knowledge on a particular question and you are not expected to be familiar enough with research methodology to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of the studies. NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

By Day 7 of Week 5

This part of the Course Project is due. It will also be a component in your Portfolio Assignment in this course, which is due by Day 7 of Week 10.

Literature Review Summary Table

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Name:

Citation Study

Design Type

Framework/Theory

Setting Key Concepts/Variables Findings Hierarchy of Evidence Level
Drach-Zahavy & Shilman (2015) Type of Study: Primary study

 

 

Design Type:  Quantitative and qualitative cross-sectional design

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

 

Framework/Theory: Nursing handover influences care outcomes.

100 handovers in five surgical wards from 2012 to 2013 along with 200 participants who include 100 nurses and 100 patients. Concepts: Reviewing the effects of nursing handover on care outcomes.

 

 

Independent Variable: Nursing h andover  appro aches

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

 

Dependent Variable: Care outcomes

 

 

Controlled Variable:

Nurses’ handover is enhanced by communication, a concept that is facilitated by bedside handover.NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment Level VI
Lu, Kerr & McKinlay (2014) Type of Study: Primary study

 

 

Design Type: Qualitative  approach with a descriptive design

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

 

Framework/Theory: Bedside nursing handover improves patient outcomes and satisfaction

3 wards including acute surgical wards, acute medical wards and maternity wards Concepts: Patients’ opinions regarding  bedside nursing handover

 

 

Independent Variable: Nursing h andover  appro aches

 

 

Dependent Variable: Care outcomes

 

 

Controlled Variable:

 

More effective and provided a personalized approach.

Empowered patients and reduced errors.

Addressed privacy, confidentiality and sensitivity concerns.

Identified training needs and jargon use.NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

Level VI
Tobiano, Chaboyer & McMurray (2012) Type of Study: Secondary study

 

 

Design Type: Systematic review

 

 

Framework/Theory: Nursing bedside handover is viewed favorably by patients’ family members. NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

Participants from Queensland, Australia. Concepts:  Opinions of family members regarding  nursing bedside handover.

 

 

Independent Variable: Nursing h andover  appro aches

 

 

Dependent Variable: Care outcomes

 

Controlled Variable:

 

Improved understanding of the situation.

Enabled interaction with nursing staff.NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment

Level I

NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Literature Review Assignment