Tying it All Together
Once a nursing researcher or nursing professional has conducted analyses on their collected data, what can they conclude about their research and research question?
The last and final phase of the research process involves drawing conclusions about research findings as well as tying them into meaningful solutions for clinical nursing practice. How might a nursing researcher or nursing professional relate their research findings to solutions for improved quality of care and patient safety? How might drawing certain conclusions from research findings impact your health care setting?
This week, you will examine two content areas.
PART I: Drawing Conclusions About Research Findings and Their Implications for Clinical Practice
PART I focuses on the last phase of the research process, namely drawing conclusions about the findings and discussing their implications for clinical practice. You will examine how the findings contribute to clinical practice and how the findings might add to new knowledge and the existing literature on a topic. You will consider how the characteristics of well-written conclusions and implications, including consideration of the study’s limitations, recommendations for future research, and variation in the quality of presenting these areas in published research may impact nursing practice.
PART II: The Value of Research in Evidence-Based Practice and Translational Science
PART II focuses on what has been explored about the value of quantitative and qualitative research in evidence-based practice and translational science in nursing.
Evaluate how evidence-based practice will improve patient quality and safety
Evaluate the importance of the interpretation, conclusion, and clinical implications of clinical research articles in evidence-based practice
Evaluate effectiveness of interventions on decreasing medication errors in health care settings
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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.
Grove, S. K., Burns, N., & Gray, J. R. (2013). The practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (7th ed.). St. Louis, MS: Elsevier.
Chapter 26, “Interpreting Research Outcomes” (pp. 590–601)
Becker, P. T. (2009). Thoughts on the end of the article: The implications for nursing practice. Research in Nursing & Health, 32(3), 241–242.
Thoughts on the end of the article: The implications for nursing practice by Becker, P. T., in Research in Nursing & Health, 32(3), 241–242. Copyright by John Willey & Sons – Journals. Reprinted by permission of John Willey & Sons – Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Titler, M. G. (2008). Chapter 7. The evidence for evidence-based practice implementation. In R.G. Hughes (Ed.), Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses (Vol. 1, 113–116). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2008, April). Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, Volume 1. Retrieved from http://archive.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/resources/nursing/resources/nurseshdbk/nurseshdbk.pdf