PICOT Question – Etiology
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Nurs-6053 Discussion Wk1
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Nursing vs. medical practice problem

November 20, 2021

Healthcare is one of the many sectors that have a varied professional working in an interrelated framework to ensure that is the efficient and the effective way in which medical services are being provided. The nurses are essential components the healthcare as they serve as assistants to doctors and also offer bedside care to patients. Most of the medical prescriptions are done by the nurses. There are a lot of differences that exist between nursing and the medical practicing nurse. Despite the differences being many, there are also similarities in the way they work and the uniformity in the challenge they face in their daily work. It is through the EPB that the PICOT framework comes to play in healthcare (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). Among the roles of the EBP is to develop a framework in which the problems are framed or developed that affects the nursing practice problems, especially those that are of interest. The discovered problems or the challenge is then taken as a step for research purposes. Patients usually visit the healthcare with clinical problems or can even visit the healthcare to resolve the issue that arises for the care given from the clinical facilities. The research question is what can be deduced from the understanding of the Nursing practice problems vs. the medical practice problem?

In the nursing practice, the nurses are known to face or even deal with the problems coming from dealing with the responses to the potential or the actual health problems. It is the nurses who usually get firsthand information on what is ailing the patients or even causing the discomforts. It is via their role in healthcare that the nurses can be of assistance in helping the patient to recover to their original standard of life or even decrease the pain and improve the quality of life (Black, 2011). Some of the processes are done by the nurses. The nurse is also known to be at the forefront in offering complementary diagnoses, especially that are related to impairments in verbal communication. They are also essential in efforts to describe them, explain the effects of falls caused by stroke cases, and understand the patient’s feelings after such accidents or cases. On the other hand, medical practice problems are involved in dealing with some medical conditions and other diseases. It is via the medical practice problem that a stroke patient diagnosed gets provided with the pathologic information of the patient.

The PICOT questions usually dictate the nursing practice problems where they ensure that the center or the core of focus is in the patients and not the condition of the disease. On the other hand, in nursing practice, the problem dictates the design in the picot framework (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). The present questions are directed towards the patients in the way they respond to some illnesses. The treatments and injury are compared to the medical practice problems and the stress on the diagnosis and other essential or fundamental prescriptions. It is the application of the PICOT framework and analysis tata the four vital elements of good clinical questions are dealt with and explained (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). The absence of the picot framework has proven the task to be absolutely challenging, and a lot of time is consumed when trying to identify an appropriate resource and search for more relevant evidence.

When it comes to the nursing theory, four components must be considered, and they are always in an interrelated format. The nursing theory where the research question falls is known to have considered the effects on the heath, the person, nursing, and finally, the environment (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). They are collectively referred to as the metaparadigm for nursing. The nursing theory is usually in attempts and efforts to be rigorous and creative in the ideas structuring, usually projecting to a tentative, systematic phenomena views and the purposeful. It is through systematic inquiry, especially in the nursing research and nursing practice, where the nurses are able and capable of developing the knowledge that is relevant in improving the way the patients are cared for. The nursing theory and the research in question are interrelated with the EBP in that it is an evidence-based program (Loversidge & Zurmehly, 2019). The EBP is fundamental and has a lot of benefits to the nursing practice by assisting the nurses in building on their knowledge and essentially minimizing in bridging the gap existing in the nursing education, the research, the standardizing the nursing practice, the practice, and research. The RBP is among the essential components in which the clinical patient’s outcomes are improved. For patients care delivery, the RBP is essential as it helps in determining the most effective course of action. The RBP is known to involve at least five steps that must be adhered to for effectiveness purposes. Among them is the ability to form a clinical question that is aimed at identifying the problem. The second step is to gather the best necessary evidence that has been presented (Loversidge & Zurmehly, 2019). The other fundamental step is to have the tabled evidence analyzed. The next step is to have the evidence applied to the clinical practice and lastly to have the results assessed. The adherence to the five steps in the EBP is crucial as it helps in interrelating them with the theory and also the research.

The research question involved a big sample space in being able to be more credible results. Via the sample six=ze and the distribution, it was realized that most people visit the healthcare when they have a general body discomfort. The sample size was big enough to give the results that could be believed since it was conducted as quantitative analysis. Among the significant nursing, practice problem is the inability to correctly prescribe drugs to ailing patients as they are subjected to long working hours, which reduces the mental work (Loversidge & Zurmehly, 2019).it was also realized that the medical practice problem is that some of the patients fail to report the adverse reactions of the body to the prescribed drugs and also the act that most of the medical practitioner’s diagnose patients without having gone through the needed medical analysis. They are known to heavily rely on the physical symptoms without subjecting the patients to laboratory tests hence making it difficult to diagnose patients correctly. The research design to ascertain the PICOT analysis of the nursing vs. the medical practicing problems was both qualitative and qualitative. The research was supported by figures in the form of ratios and also percentages (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). The research hypothesis was also assisted in that it tried to explain the reasons behind the many medical errors being reported and why the nurses are being overworked hence failing to meet their intended roles in healthcare. The research is never complete until the data is effectively collected. There are many data collection methods or techniques tata can be applied. The research relied on the interviews and the questionnaires where some questions required explained answers while others were yes-no questions. The collected data via the applied methods were recorded and well-analyzed for the trend to be understood and the best recommendations to negate the effects (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). About 43 percent of the patients interviewed claimed that they had at least once suffered from an adverse reaction to drugs or were misdiagnosed. About 71percent of the sample agreed to the statement that they usually visit healthcare when they experience body aches and other discomforts. Less than 8 percent agreed that they regularly go for body checkups.

The goals of the research were to identify the population that generally for the medical checkups and also the cases of medical errors caused by the nurses as a result of the overworking and long working hours. The outcomes are tata the number of people visiting the healthcare facilities for body checkups is negligible and still very low (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). Most people visit healthcare to seek treatments and not for advice, and they do so when they face some discomforts. Nurses are among the leading sources of medical errors. Some of the recommended implementation strategies include the reduction of the working hours of the nurses and also giving the nurses some off days to avoid cases of medical errors due to mental fatigue (Boswell & Cannon, 2015). The general public must also be encouraged to be visiting the healthcare facilities for body checkups. The people suffering from incidences of adverse reactions to drugs and cases of misdiagnosis need to report so that the right actions can be taken.

The sources used are credible in that they have been edited by renowned people with credible experience in the nursing and research field. The information collected can also be credible as it is firsthand information and not a secondary source that has been recently researched. The research findings are also credible since the sample size used in the research was large, and the larger the sample size, the more credible the results. The credibility is also attributed to the presented supporting figures.


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