NURS5055: Intensive Care Nursing Practice – Nursing Article Critique

NURS5055: Intensive Care Nursing Practice
ASSESSMENT 1B – INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION
Assessment 1b requires you to select one study from the two published research papers below. Your review must be (1000-1500 words). You do not need to include an abstract for this assessment.
The bulk of this review should be dedicated to a thorough and considered critique of the paper, both in relation to the quality of the research, and where this research is positioned in relation to other published work in the area. Please note that, for this assessment only, you should follow the referencing convention of the journal, not that of the faculty. Marking criteria and examples can be found on the e-Learning site under the Assessments tab.
Instructions
1. Choose one of the articles below LaFond, C.M., Van Hulle Vincent, C., Oosterhouse, K. & Wilkie, D.J. 2016, ‘Nurses’ Beliefs Regarding Pain in Critically Ill Children: A Mixed-Methods Study’, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(6), 691-700. Selvanderan, S.P., Summers, M.J., Finnis, M.E., Plummer, M.P., Abdelhamid, Y.A., Anderson, M.B., Chapman, M.J., Rayner, C.K. & Deane, A.M. 2016, ‘Pantoprazole or Placebo for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis (POP-UP): Randomized Double-Blind Exploratory Study’, Critical Care Medicine, 44(10), 1842-50. Wermström, J., Ryrlén, E. & Axelsson, Å.B. 2017, ‘From powerlessness to striving for control – experiences of invasive treatment while awake’, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(7-8),1066-73. Zelkowitz, P., Feeley, N., Shrier, I., Stremler, R., Westreich, R., Dunkley, D., Steele, R., Rosberger, Z., Lefebvre, F. & Papageorgiou, A. 2011, ‘The Cues and Care Randomized Controlled Trial of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Intervention: Effects on Maternal Psychological Distress and Mother-Infant Interaction’, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 32(8), 591-9.
2. Undertake a critical review of the article using the format listed under ‘Instructions for Authors for Australian Critical Care’.
a. Start with a section called “Summary” – This is the section where you would describe your chosen article, including a summary of the aims of the study, the setting, sample, methods results and conclusion of the published study.
b. The next heading will be “Critique”. This is where you would critique the article… so do some research on the type of method they have used – what sort of measures of rigour apply to this method and how have they have fulfilled these measures of rigour? Are the findings and conclusions they have drawn reliable? You will need to then proceed to discuss this chosen article in relation to other articles that have investigated this topic. Does this article support findings in other similar studies or do the findings differ? If they differ, can you think of any explanation for this?
NURS5055: Intensive Care Nursing Practice
c. You should finish your critique section with a conclusive statement – after
looking at this article in the context of past research, what is the significance
of the article’s findings and how do you think clinicians should use these
findings in their clinical practice?
3. References…. Format your references and writing style according to the author
guidelines for the journal.
4. Submit via Turnitin by Friday 13 October 2017
NB.The Academic Board Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism applies to all
assessments. When providing a summary of the paper you are critiquing please
ensure that you are compliant with this policy

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