Research Critique Part 2
A. Title of the Research Report
Tragedy into Policy: A Quantitative Study of Nurses’ Attitudes toward patient advocacy activities
The title of this paper tells us the main components in this study “nurses’ attitudes”.
B. Problem Statement
115 patients presumed to be infected by Hepatitis C through reuse of contaminated medication vials at a Nevada endoscopy clinic.
The problem is clearly stated with adequate background information; there is justification for the study, 115 patients infected with Hepatitis C through reuse of contaminated vials. This problem is very significant to nursing in that there is unsafe medication handling involved. This problem is researchable and opens the gate for change to be implemented.
C. Conceptual/Theoretical Framework
D. Review of Literature
Government reports have urged open reporting of concerns about the quality and safety of patient care. Underreporting of quality problems and adverse events are common. Fear of reprisal are described in literature that discuss professional consequences of whistleblowing and explores nurses’ reasons both for reporting poor practice and for failing to report. Such fears may be further fueled by media coverage.
The review focuses on patient care, safety, and nurse’s fear of reprisal.
E. Purpose of the study
Nevada legislature committee wanted to do a study to examine the RN’s attitudes and feelings towards patient advocacy activities. The study conducted for this article is conducive to the study conducted.
F. Research Question/ Hypotheses
The research question is clearly stated for this assignment. 115 patients presumed to be infected with Hepatitis C through reuse of contaminated vials is the question that is clearly defined in this study.
G. Operational Definitions
Relevant variables are defined for this study.
H. Research Design
Questionnaires are used in this study. It was used to test reliability and validity of nurses’...