(Solution)Research Critiques and PICOT Statement Final Draft

Prepare this assignment as a 1,500-1,750 word paper using the instructor feedback from the previous course assignments and the guidelines below.

PICOT Question  

Revise the PICOT question you wrote in the Topic 1 assignment using the feedback you received from your instructor.

The final PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).

Research Critiques

In the Topic 2 and Topic 3 assignments, you completed a qualitative and quantitative research critique on two articles for each type of study (4 articles total). Use the feedback you received from your instructor on these assignments to finalize the critical analysis of each study by making appropriate revisions.

The completed analysis should connect to your identified practice problem of interest that is the basis for your PICOT question.

Refer to “Research Critiques and PICOT Guidelines – Final Draft.” Questions under each heading should be addressed as a narrative in the structure of a formal paper.

Proposed Evidence-Based Practice Change

Discuss the link between the PICOT question, the research articles, and the nursing practice problem you identified. Include relevant details and supporting explanation and use that information to propose evidence-based practice changes.

General Requirements

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


Qualitative Study

Background of Study

This section explores two qualitative studies related to bedside shift reporting. These are Patients’ views on bedside nursing handover: creating a space to connect by Jeffs et al. (2014) and A qualitative study of the change-of-shift report at the patients’ bedside by Grimshaw, Hatch, Willard, and Abraham (2016). The purpose of the study by Jeffs et al. (2014) was to explore the views of patients regarding bedside shift reporting. Therefore, the research question was “What are the views of patients regarding bedside shift reporting?”. On the other hand, when it comes to the study by Grimshaw et al. (2016), it aimed at exploring the perceptions of the nurses regarding bedside shift reporting. As such, the research question was “What are the perceptions of the nurses regarding bedside shift reporting?”.  Both of these studies revealed that bedside shift reporting leads to improved patient satisfaction as well as nursing quality. The  PICOT question for this study is as follows;

In hospitalized patients (P), does bedside reporting (I) in comparison to reporting at the nursing station (c) helps in enhancing patient satisfaction (O) within a period of 8 weeks (T)

Method of Study

The qualitative methods used in the two studies in answering the research questions were appropriate to a considerable extent. Precisely, the study by Jeffs et al. (2014) used 45 participants who were randomly selected. The participants were interviewed on the impact of bedside shift reporting on patient satisfaction. On the other hand, the study by Grimshaw et al. (2016) used seven randomly selected patients. The patients were interviewed about their perception regarding bedside shift reporting. In both studies, relevant literature, both qualitative and quantitative was cited, which played a pivotal role in building a logical argument on the benefits of bedside shift handover over nursing station handover.  Nonetheless, in both studies, the authors did not evaluate the weaknesses of the past studies used. Although the references were not current, they were relevant to a huge extent. This is due to the fact that they provided useful insights related to bedside shift reporting within healthcare settings.

Results of Study

The study by Jeffs et al. (2014) found out that bedside shift reporting typically plays a pivotal role in increasing patient engagement in various healthcare settings.  The study also established that bedside shift reporting keeps patients more informed about their plan of care, as they are involved directly. This, in turn, helps hugely in enhancing their satisfaction. The…..Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $10