What Makes A Excellent Mental Health Nurse?

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For the purpose of this assignment, these students have chosen the article, “What makes a excellent mental health nurse? A pragmatic inquiry initiated and conducted by people with lived experience of service use” (2013). For this written critique we have decided to use Polit and Beck’s (2010), ‘Guide to an overall critique of a qualitative research report’ that was presented within the resource, ‘Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice’. This guide was chosen due to our familiarities with this tool, as well as the methodical, linear nature and ease of use. This tool is supported by Boswell and Cannon (n.d), when they show support for Polit and Beck’s (2013) statements, that nurses who engage in critical nursing research reviews make valuable contributions to the improvement of nursing knowledge. In addition, we also choose to utilize Polit and Beck’s framework due to their reputation and significant contributions within the area of nursing research. Therefore, it is believed that this is a suitable tool to use for this assignment when critiquing the title, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion and global issues of the selected article.
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It is our belief that the title of the article, “what makes an excellent mental health nurse? A pragmatic inquiry initiated and conducted by people with lived experience of service use?” adequately describes the phenomenon and those under investigation. According to Polit and Beck sufficient…
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