Article Critique 1

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This is critique of the article Supporting Families through Discharge from PICU to the Ward: the Development and Evaluation of a Discharge Information Brochure for Families by Sophie Linton, Chelsea Grant, and Juliet Pellegrini, published in Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2008, vol. 24). The critiquing framework used is the Qualitative Appraisal Tool in Critical Appraisal Skills Programme because it has several questions relating to assumptions or principles which characterize qualitative research (Nursing Times 2006).
Critical Analysis of the Article
The article discusses the problems related to the discharge of patients from a paediatric Intensive Care Unit, the process of identifying the information requirements of
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Evaluation of Literature
The research problems in nursing research studies can be formulated from a range of issues and insights. The research problems may be formulated as different approaches to counter the old and new health problems; they can also be designs for new and old methods of solving health problems accomplished through integrating the swiftly expanding research and evidence-based knowledge in nursing discipline (LoBiondo-Wood and Haber, 2009). Regardless of the research problem formulated for the study, the research steps in nursing research process should be addressed methodically (LoBiondo-Wood and Haber, 2009).

Since a need has been identified to develop written material to facilitate the discussion and support offered by the ICU liaison nurse in the discharge process, the research methodology used was appropriate as it clearly aimed at illuminating the problems related to discharge from PICU and the process of identifying the families’ information requirements, and subsequently developing a brochure and evaluating it in practice. The relevance and importance of the research problem in the article is explicitly stated and captured.

The research design is appropriate to meet the aims of the research by answering the questions sought in the study, minimizing bias and anticipating confusion (LoBiondo-Wood and Haber, 2009). The researchers have
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