PRACTICE FOCUSED QUESTION PRACTICE FOCUSED QUESTION “At the heart of evidence-based practice is a clinical question” (Twa, 2016). A practice

  

PRACTICE FOCUSED QUESTION

PRACTICE FOCUSED QUESTION

“At the heart of evidence-based practice is a clinical question” (Twa, 2016). A practice focused question can serve as a basis to design an evidence-based study.

For this Assignment, you have identified a practice problem and developed practicum objectives. To further guide your practicum experience, you will need to develop a practice focused question.

Reference: Twa, M. D. (2016). Evidence-based clinical practice: Asking focused questions (PICO). 
Optometry and Vision Science
93(10), 1187–1188.

 

RESOURCES

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 


WEEKLY RESOURCES

LEARNING RESOURCES


Required Readings

· Dang, D., Dearholt, S. L., Bissett, K., Ascenzi, J., & Whalen, M. (2021). 
Johns Hopkins evidence-based practice for nurses and healthcare professionals: Model and guidelines (4th ed.). Sigma Theta Tau International.

· Chapter 4, “The Practice Question Phase” (pp. 73–98)

· Hickey, J. V., & Giardino, E. R. (Eds.). (2021). 
Evaluation of quality in health care for DNPs (3rd ed.). Springer Publishing.

· Chapter 1, “Evaluation and Advanced Nursing Practice: The Mandate for Evaluation” (pp. 3–36)

· Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2017). 


Action plan for translating research into practice: Gap analysis and tests of change: Facilitator guide

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· Chia, R., Pandey, A., & Vongpatanasin, W. (2020). 

Resistant hypertension—defining the scope of the problemLinks to an external site.

Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
63(1), 46–50.

· Gallagher Ford, L., & Melnyk, B. M. (2019). 

The underappreciated and misunderstood PICOT question: A critical step in the EBP processLinks to an external site.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 16(6), 422–423.

· Shirey, M. R. (2011). 

Addressing strategy execution challenges to lead sustainable changeLinks to an external site.

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration
41(1), 1–4.

· Stannard, D. (2021). 

Problem identification: The first step in evidence‐based practiceLinks to an external site.

AORN Journal
113(4), 377–378.

· Walden University Oasis: Writing Center. (n.d.). 


Citations: OverviewLinks to an external site.


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· Walden University Oasis: Writing Center. (n.d.). 


Common assignments: Discussion post

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TO PREPARE

· Review Learning Resources related to the practice question.

· Review colleague feedback from the Discussion: Discuss Gap in Practice to apply revisions to your practice focused question. 

THE ASSIGNMENT


Construct a practice focused question.

Rubric

NURS_8502_Week2_Assignment2_Rubric

NURS_8502_Week2_Assignment2_Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentify a practice focused question specific to your organization or facility.

45 to >40.0 pts

Excellent

The response accurately and clearly identifies a practice focused question specific to the organization or facility.

40 to >35.0 pts

Good

The response accurately identifies a practice focused question specific to the organization or facility.

35 to >31.0 pts

Fair

The response inaccurately or vaguely identifies a practice focused question specific to the organization or facility.

31 to >0 pts

Poor

The response inaccurately and vaguely identifies a practice focused question specific to the organization or facility, or it is missing.

45 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentify a practice focused question that can be found in literature.

40 to >35.0 pts

Excellent

The response accurately and clearly identifies a practice focused question that can be found in literature.

35 to >31.0 pts

Good

The response accurately identifies a practice focused question that can be found in literature.

31 to >27.0 pts

Fair

The response inaccurately and vaguely identifies a practice focused question that is vaguely found in literature.

27 to >0 pts

Poor

The response inaccurately and vaguely identifies a practice focused question that is vaguely found in literature, or it is missing.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity…. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria.

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the time. … Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time…. No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

Contains a few (1 or 2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (3 or 4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

4 to >3.5 pts

Good

Contains a few (1 or 2) APA format errors.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (3 or 4) APA format errors.

3 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.

5 pts

Total Points: 100

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