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NRS433V, Conwell, Critique 1

Critique of a Quantitative Research Paper
Researching lived experience in health care: Significance for care ethics
Linda Conwell, RN
Grand Canyon University
NRS 433V
Sonya Williams, RN, MSN
March 27, 2011

NRS433V, Conwell, Critique 2
Existing studies indicate nurses’ use of research in their practice, i.e., evidence based practice; however, little evidence is available as to the extent to which nurses utilize the available research in their practice The stated objective of the study was “to systematically identify and analyze the available evidence related to the extent to which nurses use research in clinical practice and contribute to the body of work assessing the state of the science” (Squires, Hutchinson, Bostrom, O’Rourke, Cobban and Estabrooks, 2011). This study quantifies and illustrates the discrepancies and inconsistencies in reporting methods and measurement of research use by nurses and in the validation of research use and patient outcomes. The authors highlight the need for standard methods of measuring research use and it’s correlation to patient outcomes, and a clearer understanding of the concept of research utilization in clinical practice. They also note the need of clearer understanding of the concept of research use and the use of a research based practice.
The authors used a systematic review of published and grey literature, utilizing online bibliographic data bases. The authors limited research studies to those written in English or Scandinavian languages with inclusion criteria being reports that assess professional nurses’ use of research in a clinical practice (Squires, Hutchinson, Bostrom, O’Rourke, Cobban and Estabrooks, 2011). Research findings were restricted to research articles, review reports or protocols. Results measuring…...

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