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"A qualitative study of nurses' attitudes and practices regarding brief alcohol intervention".
- Essay length: 4555 words
- Submitted: 05/01/2004
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This assignment requires the author to select a research article and critically analyse it in relation to the different characteristics of the research process. The chosen article is entitled " A qualitative study of nurses' attitudes and practices regarding brief alcohol intervention". (Lock et al 2002). (Appendix 1). This particular article was chosen due to the author having encountered many patients with alcohol related problems and the author wished to gain an improved insight into the topic.
Research is a process of inquiry aimed at answering questions and finding solutions to problems of concern. (Daly et al 2002). It involves the collection and analysing of data in a systematic and rigorous way, where the findings are described in a written or oral presentation. (Parahoo 1997).
Nursing research is the key in providing evidence on the benefits and shortcomings of clinical interventions and on their cost-effectiveness. It is an essential tool used in nursing to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing practice and increase the evidence base that guides clinical decisions. (Langford 2001). The use of research-based evidence is central to evidence-based practice. (Polit and Beck 2004).
Evidence-based practice is a process of questioning the
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