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Using Evidence to Support Professional Practice and Policy

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Topic: Treating patients and service users with respect, dignity and compassion. My two research papers are entitled ‘The development of a model of dignity in illness based on qualitative interviews with seriously ill patients’ , Van Gennip et al.(2013) and ‘The effect of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying: a multi-centre study’ , Veerbeek et al. (2008). To open I must state that I really struggled to find relevant articles with methods. The first article, van Gennip et al.(2013) I attained from the International journal of nursing studies. I first attempted to gather evidence from ODP specific journals such as the Journal of Perioperative Practice, using search terms such as; compassion and dignity. There were numerous results; however there were no appropriate results with a study and a method section. I wanted to expand my search area so I specifically used the search terms; international, to cover a wider field of results. Nursing, as my topic would is more relatable to nursing. Thirdly I used study, as I needed to have a research paper with a method. These search terms entered into the A-Z of journals in Oxford Brookes database resulted in the finding of the International journal of nursing studies. This journal was within the database of ‘Science direct’. Searching within the journal on Science direct I used the specific term of dignity. I chose my article as the other results in my opinion were not as valid, for example; some had only had interviewed one person
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