Qualitative Research: Understanding Human Experiences

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Qualitative research is all about better understanding human experiences. “Qualitative studies are helpful in answering particular kinds of research questions concerned with human responses in a particular situation and context and the meanings that humans bring to those situations” (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2015, p. 476). Using qualitative research will really help me to better understand how patients and nurses feel about bedside shift reporting. Since most qualitative studies use questionnaires or interviews it will show me participants true feelings.

My PICOT question I have written is: On a medical-surgical unit how does bedside shift reporting compared to reporting at the nurses station affect patient and nurse satisfaction? If I
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