The assignment must be uploaded to Blackboard in .doc or .docx format by the designated due date and time. Any assignment not uploaded to BB by the designated time will be penalized per course policy.

The assignment must be uploaded to Blackboard in .doc or .docx format by the designated due date and time. Any assignment not uploaded to BB by the designated time will be penalized per course policy.

This assignment requires students to demonstrate the ability to:
1. Demonstrate a working understanding of research principles.
2. Utilize an appraisal framework to describe the level of the evidence of a research report and use an evidence-based tool to critique an original research report in the Meaning/Human Response EBP domain.
3. Explore and describe the validity, results/findings, and applicability of evidence (primary questions of EBP in the Meaning/Human Response Domain).
4. Use evidence to inform practice.
5. Submit scholarly work in APA (6th edition) format.

Instructions

• Students will:
• Students will identify and explain 1 (one) practice scenario/clinical problem (from his/her own practice) in the Meaning/Human Response domain and formulate a pertinent PICOT question
• Students will search and identify evidence to answer the PICOT question
• Students will choose a research report from the those identified in a literature search, then
? Describe the level of the evidence using the appropriate pyramid from Grace & Powers (2009)
? Formally critique the report using critique guidelines from Grace & Powers (2009) “Claiming Our Core”
• Write a scholarly paper using the appraisal and critique framework as a guide. Students will also specifically report on research findings and their meaning, and describe how the findings could be applied to practice.
• Specifically identify and study findings and what the findings mean (discuss your answers for the EBP questions)…written in in APA format.

The paper should be no more than 8 pages in length, excluding the title page and references. A PDF of the article you included in your paper must accompany your Blackboard submission.

The assignment should be prepared according to APA style (6th Edition). It should include a title page, be double spaced with appropriate margins, use headings appropriately, and include a reference page as applicable.

The assignment must be uploaded to Blackboard in .doc or .docx format by the designated due date and time. Any assignment not uploaded to BB by the designated time will be penalized per course policy.

Rubric/Grading Criteria: The assignment will be worth a total of 100 points.
Points
Described a practice scenario 2.5
Identified a scenario-based foreground question that was then translated into PICOT format, with PICOT elements noted 2.5
Identified search terms and a search strategy 2.5
Identified 1 study from the literature search and provided a brief introduction of the study (Independent & Dependent variables, the qualitative research design the authors used in the study) 2.5
Used and cited the appraisal framework & critique tool 10
Addressed the primary questions of EBP:
1. Are the results valid? How do you know?
AND
Were the study subjects appropriate informants for the experience of interest? How do you know?
AND
Was information collected accurately from those informants? How do you know? 20

2. What are the results?
AND
Was the information analyzed in a credible way? How do you know? 20

3. How do the results apply to the patient/scenario, specifically? How did the study results impact the application of this evidence to your scenario, specifically? 20
Scholarly writing/APA format 10


 

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