The Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) state in their code of conduct state that nursing and midwifery care must be evidence or best practise based. Therefore it is essential that students are able to analyse and critique research papers in order to determine the validity of the study and to apply theories to practise.
Proctor and Renfrew, 2000 identified that midwives should combine evidence with clinical expertise as the area they practice in is constantly evolving, so as well as basing their practice on their own experiences they need to use research to ensure they are providing the best possible up to date information.
Introduction Everyone possess critical thinking skills but when it comes to criticize a journal article it can be difficult for the first time, one of the best ways to develop critical thinking and reading skills is to use some strategies when reading and evaluating a research study (Wood & Haber,1998). The following essay it is going to focus in a critique of a qualitative journal article by giving its strengths and weakness, critical appraisal it is going to be done with support from different references and frameworks relevant to a qualitative study.
The international Confederation of Midwives (ICM) defines the midwife as a person who has successfully completed a nationally recognized midwifery education program, is qualified for registration, and competent to practice in midwifery. As a midwifery student, I will explore the philosophies of this profession whilst working with my first continuity of care experience woman and her family. In this essay, I will examine the roles of the midwife, the scope of the practice for midwives and midwifery students, and search the value of the midwifery partnership and the importance of the woman centered care. I will also clarify the legal, professional and ethical responsibilities of the midwife in accordance with national standards and code. Analyzing
One of the main barriers in using evidence-based practice is the lack of time in order to implement it into the nurse’s days. In one study, many respondents said that, both at work and outside of work hours, time was just not there (Brown, Wickline, Ecoff, & Glaser, 2009). In another study done many years later, time continued to be a main concern for nurses and that they just didn’t feel like it should be expected for them to keep up with the research (Tacia, Biskupski, Pheley, & Lehto, 2015). Many of these restraints on time can easily be addressed though. Some issues, such as, short staffing can be fixed, while others would take more work to address, such as, not having enough time at home to research due to familial obligations. Setting aside specific time in the workday for nurse’s to research or hiring more nurses in order to split the work load and allow more time in between tasks for research could also be solutions to this specific barrier.
Critiquing a Qualitative Research Article Erinma Obioha South University Critiquing a qualitative research article Nurses are required to base their practice on evidence-based research. Therefore, it is essential for nurses to develop the skills necessary to analyze a research article. Critiquing a research article helps nurse judge the creditability of the information presented. This essay reviews a qualitative study titled “Factors Associated With Aggressive Behavior Among Nursing Home Residents With Dementia.”
Critical appraisal of a qualitative research article. The qualitative article being appraised is by Martin and Woods (2012) using the CASP tool qualitative framework (CASP 2013). These tools have been validated to ensure that studies can be assessed in a consistent way assessing the trustworthiness of the research article (Aveyard, 2014)
CITY COLLEGE COVENTRY Roles and Responsibilities of a Midwife Chloe Allsop Contents Introduction 2 Summary 2 Background 2 Multi-disciplinary Teams 4 Codes of Conduct 5 Professional Bodies 6 Conclusion 6 References: 7 Introduction This report will evaluate the roles and responsibilities of a midwife. “Midwifery encompasses care of women during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the new-born.”(WHO, 2015) This is a recent definition and clearly points out that a midwife has many roles and responsibilities. The NMC Codes of Conduct will be evaluated with specific emphasis on recent changes within healthcare. These changes took place as a result of the tragedies at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital in 2005-2009 and are the outcome of the Francis report in order to improve care given to patients.
Within this essay Evidence based Practice will be identified and the significant effect it has on the nursing profession, barriers will also be explored in the implementation of Evidence Based Practice.
Itroduction: Evidence-based practice is an approach to medicine that uses scientific evidence to determine the best practice (Beyea & Slattery, 2006). As nurses perform their daily tasks they must continually ask themselves, “What is the evidence for this intervention?”. Nurses are well positioned to question current nursing practices and use evidence to make care more effective. In order to improve patients’ outcomes it is the responsibility of the nurse to transition evidence-based practice into the norm, through application of daily practice (Flynn Makic, Rauen, Watson & Will Poteet, 2014). Continual evaluation of current practice must be performed to ensure the use of evidence-based practice opposed to practice based upon tradition. The implementation of evidence-based practice standardizes healthcare practices and diminishes groundless variations within care. These variations lead to the production of uncertain health outcomes (Stevens, 2013).
Nurses are very much responsible for the day to day care they deliver to their patients, therefore it is very important that what they deliver is evidence based. By allowing them to gain the skills and knowledge then it enables them to practice with confidence (Nursing Midwifery Council, 2016).
Evidence Based Practice is a principle that is centered on the improvement of patient care and outcomes, by introducing and researching current based evidence when making decisions for that patient. According to Johnston (2016), “Health-care practitioners are increasingly being encouraged to implement research evidence into practice in order to ensure
Shared governance provides clinical providers, leadership, and an organization the opportunity to establish a mutual vision and a plan on how to get there (Brull, 2015). When shared governance is not applied to healthcare organizations many patient care staff feel as though their opinion does not matter. This model allows
Professor and Class, Why should nurses incorporate research? Nurses should incorporate research in their scope of practice to deliver the highest and safest quality health care. This is based on proven scientific evaluation, peer review, combined with one’s clinical experience, critical thinking, and competency. (Stevens, 2013), “research produces the
The harmony among clinical and research orientation is essential to professional nurses as they dynamically enhance the nursing’s scientific knowledge by way of research. Evidence facilitates advancements in nursing and inhibits the usage of unjustified nursing errors and practices. Finally, evidence-based practice substitutes usage of trial and error and improves development, evaluation, and professional progression. Evidence-based practice is used by professional nurses for the sake of influencing the standard of care and for encouraging a self-directed nursing environment.