Week 1 discussion
Role of Research and the Importance of the Searchable
Clinical Question (graded)
The practice of nursing is deeply rooted in nursing
knowledge, and nursing knowledge is generated and disseminated through reading,
using, and creating nursing research. Professional nurses rely on research
findings to inform their practice decisions; they use critical thinking to
apply research directly to specific patient care situations. The research
process allows nurses to ask and answer questions systematically that will
ensure that decisions are based on sound science and rigorous inquiry. Nursing research
helps nurses in a variety of settings answer questions about patient care,
education, and administration.
As you contemplate your role in the research process, read
the following article.
Kumar, S. (2015). Type 1 diabetes mellitus-common cases. Indian
Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism, 19, S76â€“S77.
doi:10.4103/2230-8210.155409. The link to the website may be found in the
Syllabus, or the Week 1 Assignments page.
Choose one case study, and formulate one searchable,
clinical question in the PICO(T) format. There are several potential questions
that could be asked. Identify whether the focus of your question is assessment,
etiology, treatment, or prognosis. Remember to integrate references.