Qualitative Scholarly Article Critique : How Christian Nurses Converse With Patients About Spirituality

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Qualitative Scholarly Article Critique
Different types of research studies form the basis of evidence-based practice among many different aspects of health care. Qualitative research studies look at the most complex issues nurses face today and there is an emphasis on the need for more studies of this type. Critiquing qualitative research studies validate the study and provides a smooth transition incorporating the findings into clinical practice. Therefore, developing and maintaining the skills for critiquing research is a core nursing skill. However, many nurse professionals do not feel fully confident in critically appraising qualitative research studies. Nurses who are not comfortable with their skills in determining the quality of research studies, can spend ample amounts of time and challenges due to the language of research. The purpose of this paper is to systematically appraise a published research article, using the critiquing framework by Polit and Beck (2012). The paper chosen to be critiqued is a descriptive qualitative article that is titled “How Christian Nurses Converse With Patients About Spirituality” by Pfeiffer, Gober and Taylor (2014) published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
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The title of this study was appropriate and correlated directly with the study. It described the key aspects of the research study and it conveyed the central topic (how Christian nurses converse with patients about spirituality). The title was less than 15 words, so the

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