Walden nurs6052 week 2 discussion latest 2017 october
Walden nurs6052 week 2 discussion.
Week 2 discussion Literature Searches
An important step in the EBP process is reviewing the
current body of literature to better understand the subject or topic in which
you are interested. By conducting a review of the literature, you are building
foundational knowledge about the topic; later, you can use this background to
build new insights. Developing a strong grasp of a topic can only be garnered
by taking the time to thoroughly search for relevant information and resources.
For this Discussion, you will practice searching the
literature to find evidence on a specific topic.
Choose a simple search term(s) relating to a topic of your
Review the information on the evidence hierarchy discussed
in Chapter 2 of the course text, in the article, “Facilitating Access to
Pre-Processed Research Evidence in Public Health,” and in the multimedia
presentation “Hierarchy of Evidence Pyramid,” found in this week’s Learning
Review the information on the Walden Library’s website,
“Levels of evidence.” Take a few minutes to explore the different types of
databases available for each level of evidence and focus on the meaning of
filtered and non-filtered resources.
Conduct a literature search in the Walden Library on your
selected topic using the databases that you reviewed. Use at least one database
for each of the three levels of filtered information and at least one
unfiltered database. Record the number of hits that you find at each level of
the hierarchy of evidence.
Select one article from the results at each level of the
hierarchy. Compare the articles based on the quality and depth of information.
What would be the value of each resource if you were determining an
By Day 3
Post a summary of your search. Describe what topic you
selected, the search term(s) that you used, and the number of results found at
each level of the hierarchy. Compare the types of information found in the
articles from different levels and the value of the information from each
level. Highlight a useful tip that you could share with your colleagues about
conducting an effective literature search.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:
Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings, or after synthesizing multiple postings.