Example Of Critiquing Research

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RESEARCH CRITIQUE This is a research critique which was accepted for publication in a Journal of Clinical Nursing on 8 September 2011. It is titled” Supervising nursing students administering medication: a perspective from registered nurses”. The authors Kerry Reid-Searl and Brenda Happell are qualified nurses and professors for Institute for Health and Social Science Research; and School of Nursing and midwifery, QC university of Australia. Reid-Searl and Happell (2010) …medication administration errors are a major threat to Safe and effective healthcare. A research was carried out in a health service in regional Queensland to establish attitudes,experiences and opinions form registered nurses who supervise nursing students during…show more content…
To enable nurses to systematically evaluate evidence for practice hanson et al (2008) suggested the use of critiquing tools which is achieved by using criteria of scientific merit and issues of practicality and feasibility. This research will be evaluated using Caldwell, Henshaw and Taylor’s (2005) critiquing framework as a guide (Appendix 1). Boswell and Cannon (2009) states that nurses must improve their knowledge and base their provision of care on the most current and up-to-date health information available in order to provide such care more effectively. This is achieved using evidence-based practice (EBP). EBP is defined by Polit and Beck (2010) as the use of the best clinical evidence in making patient care decisions. This usually comes from research conducted by nurses and other healthcare…show more content…
Houser (2008) considers a title as the first point of contact of a research. Cullum et al (2008) concur that readers look at the title so that they have gross idea about what the study is about. From this research title, readers can argue that the central phenomenon of this study to be ”errors in drug administration”. Readers can ascertain from the title that Reid-Searl and Happell qualitative study will be based on phenomenological approach as it intends to explore on registered nurses’ perceptions as well as experience during medication administration by student nurses . Schmidt and Brown (2009) proposed that a research title should contain fifteen words or less for easy interpretation of contents and to avoid confusion to the reader. In this study Reid-Searl and happell (2010) ten worded title makes it appropriate and provides a clear understanding of their study although they could have included three more adjectives to

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