Students should use as a guide the appropriate Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklists found in Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2015) textbook on pages 539 to 550.
The critiques are to be informal, although correct grammar, spelling, etc. still are expected. The critique should include a brief description of the study that was reviewed and should address elements of the study relevant to critique.
Students will provide a written critique on a critical appraisal of the elements relevant to the nature of the research study (Type of study, design, quality of the study, rationale, etc.) as well as implications for practice and further research and/or evaluation
5 The minimum length for this assignment is four pages, APA formatted, double-spaced with 1-inch margins and Times Roman font of 12 pts and a maximum of five pages. This assignment should include title page and critique. There is no need for an abstract or reference list.
list of Jean Watson Articles – Choose One:
Arslan-Ozkan, I., Okumus, H. & Buldukoglu, K. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of the effects of nursing care based on Watson’s theory of human caring on distress, self-efficacy, and adjustment in infertile women. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(8), 1801-1812. doi: 10.1111/jan.12338
Clerico, E., Lott, T. F., Harley, C., Walker, R. K., Kosak, E., Michel, Y. & Hulsey, T. (2013). Caring for the nurse in the hospital environment. International Journal for Human Caring, 17(1), 57-63.
Erci, B., Sayan, A., Tortumluoglu, G., Kilic, D., Sahin, O. & Gungormus, Z. (2003). The effectiveness of Watson’s caring model on the quality of life and blood pressure of patients with hypertension. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 41(2), 130-139.
Gonzalez, R., Pizzi, J., Thomas, S., Copper, K. & Clyne, M. (2013). Tranquility room study: Caring perspectives. International Journal for Human Caring, 17(4), 16-19.
Gustin, L. W. & Wagner, L. (2013). The butterfly effect of caring—clinical nursing teachers’ understanding of self-compassion as a source to compassionate care. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 27(1), 175-183. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.01033.x
Minnesota Baccalaureate Psychomotor Skills Faculty Group. (2008). Nursing student caring behaviors during blood pressure measurement. Journal of Nursing Education, 47(3), 98-104.
Persky, G. J., Nelson, J. W., Watson, J. & Bent, K. (2008). Creating a profile of a nurse effective in caring. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 32(1), 15-20.
Suliman, W. A., Welmann, E., Omer, T. & Thomas, L. (2009). Applying Watson’s nursing theory to assess patient perceptions of being cared for in a multicultural environment. Journal of Nursing Research, 17(4), 293-300.