Demonstrate synthesis of the knowledge and skills acquired in preceding graduate nursing core and specialty curriculum content.
Please go over the 5 previous weeks, as you will be the one I will work with to complete all my project.
Give me quality work, I have more coming up
Week 5 Overview
Over the past two weeks, you collected evidence to answer the PICOT question you wrote to guide the search of the literature. You then appraised that evidence using the rapid critical appraisal tools and created an Evaluation Table for your “keeper” studies. This week, you will synthesize the evidence in the Evaluation Table to determine best evidence as a basis for your project. Synthesis table templates to assist you can be found in Appendix E in your text (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2011). The Word document template versions are also available in Week 3 Overview.
Synthesizing the evidence involves determining the levels of evidence, the variables of interest, and the impact of the interventions across the studies, which should now be referred to as the “body of evidence,” a term used to refer to the results from the Evaluation Table. Creating several Synthesis Tables may be required in order for you to fully understand the best evidence for your quality improvement project proposal. This synthesis will determine what intervention you will use to facilitate change and improve outcomes.
Patient preferences and clinical expertise are important to consider. As you synthesize the body of evidence, viewing it from an expert’s perspective is crucial. Benner and Leonard (in Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2011) provide practical suggestions for assessing bias in research. That approach along with solid clinical judgment is essential to making decisions regarding your body of evidence. Remember when your math teacher encouraged you to look at your work from a practical perspective, asking yourself, “does it make sense?” It is important that you look at the body of evidence from that perspective at this juncture.
• Demonstrate synthesis of the knowledge and skills acquired in preceding graduate nursing core and specialty curriculum content.
• Integrate this synthesis in the creation of a scholarly project of either an evidenced-based practice proposal or a research proposal that generates new nursing knowledge.
• Incorporate evidence-based research methods, scientific writing, and critical thinking demonstrative of graduate level professional nursing practice.
Benner, P. E., & Leonard, V. W. (2011). Patient concerns, choices, and clinical judgment in evidence-based practice. In B. M. Melynk, & E. Fineout-Overholt (Eds.), Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.