Restraints Review Of Qualitative And Quantitative Studies

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Restraints Review of Qualitative and Quantitative studies The purpose of this paper is to critique the research article, Mohler & Meyer’s “Attitude of nurses towards the use of restraints in geriatric care: A systemic review of qualitative and quantitative study 2014. The incident I am going to discuss in this paper is of Mr. P., an 85-year-old man, admitted to this facility about 4 months ago. His history includes coronary heart disease, cataract, dementia, hypertension, macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s. Mr P. scored 28 of 30 on the Folstein Mini-Mental State Test, he missed the date and recalled 2 of 3 objects in 5 minutes (Folstein, Folstein, and McHugh 1973). His medications include; Analgesics, antihypertensions, antipsychotics…show more content…
To critique this article, I will use LoBiondo-Wood and Haber’s guidelines and information from the text Nursing research in Canada. Phenomena LoBiondo-Wood and Haber describes phenomena as those things which are perceived by our senses. In this article phenomena is the nurse’s attitude and their practical use of restrains is the base of study. Mohler & Meyer (2014) used the systemic review of qualitative and quantitative research method because they had to discover information about their phenomenon from nurse’s experiences in geriatric setting. Purpose and Method Mohler & Meyer introduces the purpose in abstract “to examine nurse’s attitude towards the use of physical restraint in geriatric care” (2014, p. 274). As nurses, we base our practice on evidence based research. LoBiondo-Wood and Haber describe a way to bring individual research to higher level on evidence hierarchy is to summarize the findings through a systemic review (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2013, p. 55). Mohler & Meyer (2014) used systemic review to explore literature based on clinical area and “evaluates those articles as a whole” and used predetermined “criteria and methods” (p.62). A systematic review is defined as “a review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyse data from
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