Sample Nursing Paper on knowledge of PICO


Your paper needs to follow the following criteria:

Choose a problem faced by clients in your practice area that you think is important and would like to learn more about (See project proposal attached). You can use my initial draft

Use your knowledge of PICO to develop a well-built narrow clinical question. For example: In adult patients with total hip replacements (P), how effective is pain medication (I) compared to aerobic stretching (C) in controlling post-operative pain (O)? (the development of the PICO question should not be included in the paper) .
Write a five (5) pages literature review paper on the standing knowledge of the chosen question.

Include a minimum of five (5) journal articles, at least three (3) from nursing journals. However, make sure that the (5) journals are the ones analyzed and synthesized in the results and discussion sections.

The body of the paper should be made of the following titled sections: Title (introduction), Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.

Provide a specific and concise tentative title for your literature review paper (You may use the results or at least the variables in the title).

The abstract is not required

Include a 1-page introduction of your topic (background information), the focus/aim of your review. The introduction should include a statement of the problem, briefly explain the significance of your topic study, and act to introduce the reader to your definitions and background. Must include your main statement (i.e. the purpose of this review is…{PICO Question}).

The method section should include sources, databases, keywords, inclusion/exclusion criteria, levels of evidence, and other information that establishes credibility to your paper

The results should summarize the findings of studies that have been conducted on your topic. For each study, you should briefly explain its purpose, procedure for data collection, and major findings. This is the section where you will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of studies

Submit a table of the studies as per the matrix development (attached)

The discussion should be like a conclusion portion of an essay paper. It serves as a summary of the body of your literature review and should highlight the most important findings. Your analysis should help you to draw conclusions. In this section, you would discuss any consensus or disagreement on the topic. It can also include any strengths and weaknesses in general of the research area. If you believe there is more to research, you may include that here.

Finally, you will need to conclude your paper. At this point, you have put substantial effort into your paper. Close this chapter with a summary of the paper, major findings, and any major recommendations for the profession.

Papers will be graded by rubric. See the grading rubric for this assignment.(attached)