Research on Nursing Students in Ireland

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The aim of this paper is to undertake a critical appraisal of two research papers. The assignment will be presented in two parts. Part one will present a critique on a Qualitative study by Keogh et al (2008) of clinical experience of mature mental health nursing students in Ireland. Part two is a quantitative research by Deasy et al (2010), an exploratory study of role transition from student to registered nurse (general, mental health and intellectual disability) in Ireland

Critiquing research article involves analysing a research report in oder to determine its suitability for the problem identified (Morse, 1994). NMC (2008) expect all nurses to deliver care based on the best available evidence or best practice. Nurse need to know how to critique research articles in order to be able to fulfil NMC code of conduct. (Holzemer, 2010). Nurses are increasingly expected to understand and conduct research and base our professional practice on evidence adopted from Evidence Based Practice (EBP) (Polit & Beck, 2008). Therefore, my paper will critically examine salient aspects of the research process in each paper, including the Title and abstract, the introduction and literature review as well as the Methods and ethical considerations; in each paper with the aim of identification of strengths and or weaknesses and making suggestions as may be appropriate In concluding the critique of each paper. I will critically review the data analysis, and presentation as well as the discussion and conclusion and the implications for practice. Research is fundamental in the development of new approaches in nursing, it is fundamental for nurses to be able to critic research papers

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