The first step of the EBP process is to develop a question from the nursing practice problem of interest.

Select a practice problem of interest to use as the focus of your research.

Start with the patient and identify the clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care.

Following the PICOT format, write a PICOT statement in your selected practice problem area of interest, which is applicable to your proposed capstone project.

The PICOT statement will provide a framework for your capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).

Conduct a literature search to locate research articles focused on your selected practice problem of interest. This literature search should include both quantitative and qualitative peer-reviewed research articles to support your practice problem.

Select six peer-reviewed research articles which will be utilized through the next 5 weeks as reference sources. Be sure that some of the articles use qualitative research and that some use quantitative research. Create a reference list in which the six articles are listed. Beneath each reference include the article’s abstract. The completed assignment should have a title page and a reference list with abstracts.

Suggestions for locating qualitative and quantitative research articles from credible sources:

  1. Use a library database such as CINAHL Complete for your search.
  2. Using the advanced search page check the box beside “Research Article” in the “Limit Your Results” section.
  3. When setting up the search you can type your topic in the top box, then add quantitative or qualitative as a search term in one of the lower boxes. Research articles often are described as qualitative or quantitative.

To narrow/broaden your search, remove the words qualitative and quantitative and include words that narrow or broaden your main topic. For example: Diabetes and pediatric and dialysis. To determine what research design was used, review the abstract and the methods section of the article. The author will provide a description of data collection using qualitative or quantitative methods.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.



Qualitative Research Critique and Ethical Consideration in Patients with Indwelling Catheter

Vanessa Noa

Grand Canyon University



1. Introduction

a. Summary of the clinical problem

2. Background study

a. Type of the study and area of study

b. Involved researchers

3. Methods of study

a. Type of methods used in research

4. Results of the study

a. Deductions made after the analysis of the study

5. Ethical consideration

a. Ethical condition considered during the qualitative study

6. Conclusion

a. Restatement of the theses


Research literature in nursing encompasses identification of a clinical problem and ultimate ratification of programs to curb it. Clinical problem identified in this research critique is the negative effects associated with the patients with dementia. People with dementia has been a prevalent clinical problem in the contemporary world. The number has been escalating from day to day with people wondering on the cause and the methods of treatment that should be applied in to help curb this overarching clinical problem. It is due to the escalation of people with dementia that has led to interest by scholars to conduct an investigation on the causes, effects and treatment criteria of the problem (Arevalo-Rodriguez et al., 2015). After the realization of the problem, several qualitative studies have been conducted and deductions made on dementia among people. Houghton and his colleagues conducted a qualitative synthesis for staffs’ familiarities in caring dementia patients in acute settings.

The author of this paper made a research on patients with dementia, and how this disease has increased with the pass of time.

Background of the study

The study was conducted in acute settings by Houghton and other colleagues. The study was researching on the reason for the global increase of the people with dementia. This clinical problem is increasing rapidly impacting the health services internationally. It is clear that the people with dementia are admitted to hospitals frequently and this environment is not suitable for their needs. Many initiatives have been developed for the improvement of the care in the acute backgrounds but inadequate support on how healthcare providers perceive acute setting people with dementia is a limiting factor (Arevalo-R



PICOT Statement and Literature Search Comment by Jelena Peric Kljajic: Title of paper
This is already updated for you here and is reflected in the headers. You don’t have to make any changes.

Vanessa Noa

Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V





PICOT Statement and Literature Search Comment by Jelena Peric Kljajic: Title of paper is restated here. No changes are needed if you’re using the template.

Question Comment by Jelena Peric Kljajic: A standard paper would have an introduction, but this is not needed for this assignment.

Doctors use urinary catheters to empty urine from patients who have impaired urinary system. Such patients might suffer from kidney failure due to pressure exerted on their kidneys, this is dangerous and can cause permanent damage. The urinary catheters, however, may cause potential complications on the patients. Research carried on BMC Urology shows that most patients end up suffering from urinary tract infections (UTI) after the use of indwelling urinary catheters. Other complications such as kidney damage, injury to the urethra, bladder stones, and blood in the urine, septicemia and allergic reactions may arise from the usage of the urinary catheter (Feneley, Hopley, & Wells., 2015). In patients with impaired urinary system(P), how does the use of indwelling catheter(I) compare with an intermittent catheter(C) affect the urinary tract infection(O) rate within the first 3 months of use? (T)

References Comment by Jelena Peric Kljajic: Two research studies are included here as examples for formatting.

Be sure that the hanging indent is present and that the abstract is in the same format as listed here (same font, font size, font color, etc.)

Once you complete typing your reference, use the “Shfit+Enter” buttons simultaneously to maintain the hanging indent formatting for your abstract.

When copy and pasting your abstract, right click on your mouse and select the “paste” option that states “keep text only”
This will allow you to paste your abstracts without drastically changing the formatting. You may still have to update formatting somewhat. Nevertheless, formatting should be consistent throughout as shown here.

Dodd, S., Hill, M., & Ockenden, N. (2018). ‘Being with’ or ‘doing for’? How the role of an end-of-life volunteer befriender can impact patient wellbeing: Interviews from a multiple qualitative case study (ELSA). Support Care Cancer, 26(9), 3163-3172. doi:10.1007/s00520-018-4169-2.
PURPOSE: To explore the perspectives of people anticipated to be in their last year of life, family carers, volunteers and staff on the impacts of receiving a volun