Topic 1: Define and Describe Your Foreground and Background Information
In Unit 1 you identified a PICOT question. Using the same question, rewrite the question for your peers and define the difference between foreground and background information as it relates to your PICOT question. Also, provide a general overview on what evidence is available.
See the Discussion Board grading rubric on the Course Home.
Topic 2: Rapid Appraisal Checklists
Comment about how you can apply the checklists, referenced in the Practice section of Activities, into your research for feedback from your instructor and peers.
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare
Chapter 1: “Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice and Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiry”
Chapter 2: “Asking Compelling, Clinical Questions”
Chapter 3: “Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions”
Chapter 4: “Critically Appraising Knowledge for Clinical Decision Making”
Chapter 5: “Critically Appraising Quantitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making”
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Welford, C., Murphy, K., & Casey, D. (2011). Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 1. Nurse Researcher, 18(4), 38–43.
Welford, C., Murphy, K., & Casey, D. (2012). Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 2. Nurse Researcher, 19(2), 29–35.
Go to the NCQA site, navigate to the “About NCQA” page, and read about the purpose and design of this organization to promote evidence-based quality in healthcare.
Review Appendix B, Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklists, on pages 539–550.
Determine how the checklists can be integrated into your research and then begin applying to your project.
Use Discussion Topic 2 to post your comments about using these checklists in your research.
Please, concentrate more on the question # 1.