The article written by Hunsaker, Chen, Maughan, and Heaston (2015) clearly identified the academic and clinical qualifications of the researchers, however, they were not thoroughly explained. The employment location of each researcher as well as their degree level was skillfully listed. Based on this information, the readers believed their qualifications were appropriate to conduct this study.
Within this Chapter the reader will be able to have a detailed understanding of the process of the research. Through my qualitative descriptive approach, I will be able to focus on how to support children in the classroom through the experience of my participants. The way I plan on collecting data is by conducting visits in three different
On reading this article and identifying the study, there was a clear insight on how death and dying, and even improved health, impacted those nurses (Conte, 2014). Nurses, who worked closely with their patients, through the perils and suffering, culminating of death and losses, had grief not readily explored to enable that comfort zone (Conte, 2014).
Nurses are responsible in providing holistic, quality care to their clients. In order to effectively provide such care Boswell and Cannon (2009, p. 2 & 7) states that nurses must base their provision of care on the most current, up-to-date health information available and sound nursing knowledge. This is where evidence-based practice (EBP) comes in. Polit and Beck (2010, p. 4) defined EBP as "the use of the best clinical evidence in making patient care desicions". This usually comes from research conducted by nurses and other healthcare professionals. Thus it is pertinent that research reports are critically analyzed.
The qualitative approach to research is anchored in the ideographic tradition and seeks to focus on the insider's world and the meanings that are attached to behaviour. While this is a general view of qualitative studies each qualitative design has unique foci. Hudacek (2008) examined the concept of caring in the work of nurses using a phenomenological design. Phenomenology gives attention to the subjective social reality. It gives value to the individual experience of the actor even within highly structured organizations. It is through the everyday experiences that meaning is constructed. The use of phenomenology is therefore highly consistent with the attempt to understand the meaning of caring. The design and the stated purpose of the researcher are highly congruent. The researcher noted that the purpose of the study was to "describe the dimensions of caring." Phenomenology is useful for unearthing the individuals understanding of their own behavior and consequently the meaning they attach to particular actions.
This is an academic critique of a qualitative article published in 2012, by Maj-Britt Raholm, RN, MNsc, PhD. In the article, “The ethics of presence when bathing patients in a nursing home”, the researcher intends to create a more profound understanding of the ethics of presence from the nurses perspective (Raholm, 2012, p. 30). The study will be analyzed for the credibility, conformability, and dependability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the article. Based on the analysis a recommendation for evidence-based practice will be advised or rejected.
In “Bundles to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: How valuable are they?,” Charity Wip and Lena Napolitano present the results of a qualitative study to determine the value of different care bundles in preventing the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). In fact, the authors concede that VAP is often resultant of the ventilator care plan, and that the ventilator bundle would be critical in reducing the occurrence of VAPs among the intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Of important is the fact that a range of care bundles are present, each differing in its specific care process that focuses on VAP prevention and
According to Schneider, Elliot, LoBiondo-Wood & Haber (2004), qualitative research methods, search for the meaning and understanding of human experiences in a naturalistic setting. A researcher obtains subjective facts in order to explore the experiences of each participant (Schneider, Elliot, LoBiondo-Wood & Haber 2004). As a result, qualitative research is a means in which a researcher gains an insight into the participant's point of view concerning their personal experiences; in order gain an understanding of the information given. Therefore this allows a researcher to collect subjective information to create a description of the phenomenon (Vishnevsky & Beanlands 2004).
The total amount of surveys to be analyzed was 110, and it was decided to break up each question as much as possible in order to make it easier to analyze.
While some objective methods may be appropriate for studying physical activities and events many qualitative researchers view an objective approach to studying human interaction, interpersonal relationships and social structures as neither desirable nor even possible (Becker, 1996; Eisner, 1998; Wolcott, 1994). Denzin and Lincoln (1994) view “qualitative research as a site of multiple methodologies and research practices” or “as a set of interpretative practices (which) privileges no single methodology over any other” (1994, pp. 2f).
The qualitative data that is collected from my group assessment would be analyzed by reviewing the data collected to gain an understanding of the material then to process the material by examining the data for common patterns of routine. The information that many generalist social workers find out during an intake interview, it very limited information that aid in assisting the client. A lot of the times clients are not forth coming about everything that is happening in their lives.