Summary :

Summary :

The purpose of this assignment is to guide the student in developing and practicing skills for retrieving and reviewing the nursing literature. A review of the literature is a critical first step for discovering the current state of the science and gaps when implementing evidence into practice. Students will identify a nursing practice issues, provide an introduction, problem statement, search and retrieve nursing literature,identify themes, annotate several research articles, identify gaps in the evidence and discuss implications.

The purpose of this assignment is to gradually guide the student in developing the signature assignment. The idea is for the student to take stepwise approach to completing the signature assignment. The signature assignment will be broken up into three steps: STEP 1 – Introduction and Problem Statement; STEP 2 – PICOt, Databases and Search Terms; and STEP 3 – Three Themes and Annotated Bibliographies. The three steps will be put together with the final signature assignment in week 8. This assignment is This assignment is STEP 2 – PICOt Question, Search Terms & Databases.

Last week you wrote step 1 (which attached). Directions: for step 2

The student will use the Introduction and Problem Statement Template and complete the required items:

· Provide a title that conveys or describes the assignment.

· PICOt formatted Clinical Project Questions (No word limit) – Provide the Population, Intervention, Comparison, Expected Outcomes and timeframe for the proposed project to address the problem or practice issue.

· Key Search Terms (at least six terms) – Identify the key terms searched in retrieving the literature. The student should provide at least six (6) search terms. Examples of terms include pain, comfort, caring, diagnosis, management, etc.

· Databases Searched (at least four databases) – Identify the databases used to search the key terms. The student should provide at least four databases searched. Examples of databases include CINAHL, MEDLINE, National Guideline Clearinghouse, etc.

· References – Provide references used in the template using APA 6th ed. Manual format.

Below is the sample template, that i have to fill in or you can write in the following template format directly

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Databases Searched (at least four (4) databases):

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