Role of Research and the Importance of the Searchable Clinical Question

Research is a fundamental role that every nurses plays but in different ways. How do you fulfill the research role now? What trends have created a push for nursing practice based on evidence?

As you contemplate your role in the research process, read the assigned Week 1 Case Study and formulate one searchable, clinical question in the PICO (T) format. There are several potential questions that could be asked. Identify if the focus of your question is assessment, etiology, treatment, or prognosis. Remember to integrate references.

Week 2
Search for Significant Clinical Issue in a Research Database (graded)
Reflect on your practice and identify a significant nursing clinical issue that you would like to search for evidence in online sources. Formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue.

Next, review the guidelines for the Research Database Assignment due Week 3. Use your PICO elements to search for ONE research database that is relevant to your nursing clinical issue. Identify the name of the database or data source, its web address (URL), and briefly describe how it is relevant to your nursing clinical issue.

Week 3

Research Problems and Designs (graded)
The research design flows from the research question and outlines the plan for the study that will answer the research question. The design identifies the major components of the study. It is important to remember that there is no one best design for a research study. Define qualitative and quantitative research designs.

After you review the designs, describe which research design you would expect to find when searching for evidence relevant to your own research question. Why? Explain your answer.

Week 4

Ethical and Legal Issues (graded)
Read one of the following:

Shepard, A. (2010). Moral distress: A consequence of caring. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(1), 25?27. doi:10.1188/10.CJON.25?27.”>

Stringer, S. (2013). Moral choices in end of life care for children. Cancer Nursing Practice, 12(7), 27?32.”>

Cite the article you chose. Describe the ways the subjects were vulnerable. Is there any conflict of interest? Which protections should be put in place to protect these subjects from harm? What are the incidence and prevalence of moral distress in nursing today?