ARTICLE CRITIQUE: “WHAT COUNTS AS AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN NURSING” BY O’HAGAN ET AL
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Article critique: “What counts as an effective communication in nursing” BY O’Hagan et al
Nursing fraternity forms an important part of healthcare sector. Apart from the professional skills, effective nursing practices involve other issues such as good relationship between nurse and patients. Treatment administration can be more successful when a nurse understands specific needs of a patient. This can be achieved through an effective nurse-patient interaction. O’Hagan et al. (2013) conducted an experimental research to determine fundamental factors of effective nurse-patient communication practices. As a peer-reviewed article, the article must meet the required standards. In this critique, the main parts of the article as well as its content are analyzed to evaluate the quality of information presented by its authors.
The title of the article is concise and contains the background information about the research. It has two parts in which the first part poses the research question while the second part of the title provides insight about the source of data for the research. The research explores factors that contribute to effective communication in nursing contexts. To obtain relevant information for the study, nurse educators and clinicians are engaged. Therefore, the title is informative in that it provides an overview of the research purpose and the source of data. The title clearly indicates the article’s content, which is about communication between nurses and patients. It clearly indicates the research approach. The study is based on the evidence obtained from nurse educators and clinicians, which is clearly indicated in the title.
For a peer-reviewed article to meet the expected standards, its...