Article Critique : Quality Of Dying Of Patients

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Article Critique: Quality of Dying of Patients Jessica Jorge West Coast University Abstract The current article critique dissects a research undertaken by Goodridge, Duggleby, Gjevre, and Rennie (2009) and published in the Journal of Nursing in Critical Care. Their research was a mixed method approach centered on exploring the quality of dying of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the intensive care unit. Keywords: nursing, critical care, COPD, ICU, quality of dying Research Problem/Purpose The article by Goodridge et al., (2009) sought to address the problem of inadequate research on the quality of end-of-life care for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), who are frequently admitted and die in critical care units. The title of the article is clear and appropriate within the context of critical nursing care. In addition, the research problem has been clearly identified and the abstract precise, representative of the research topic, and in the correct form. The purpose of the article is clear both in the Abstract and Introduction sections, where the authors point out that their intentions were two-fold. One, to ascertain the perspectives of critical care providers in the quality of dying patients admitted for COPD, and two, to compare how nurses rate the quality of death and dying between patients from other critical care units and those in the COPD unit. Notably, the investigators
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