TOPIC: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF ANTIPYSCHOTICS ON FALLS RISK IN PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA (OLDER ADULT 65-90)?

THINK OF POLYPHARMACOLOGY EFFECTS? CHOOSE 1 QUALITATIVE AND 1 QUANTITITATIVE THAT RELATES TO THE TOPIC AND CRITICALLY APPRAISE THEM. (DO NOT CONDUCT THE RESEARCH JUST CRITICALLY APPRAISE)

WRITE A REPORT ON THE TOPIC. 3000 WORD COUNT, APPENDIX, TABLE OF CONTENT, 35 OR MORE REFERENCES (HAVARD REFERENCING) USE PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS, PUB MED,SAGE JOURNALS. ALL REFERENCES MUST BE 10YEARS OR LESS. USE CINAHL, COCHRANE LIBRARY, NHS EVIDENCE, NICE.ORG.UK, NICE GUIDELINES, NMC.ETC. USE GOOGLE SCHOLAR AND CREDIBLE SOURCES .ACADEMIC REFERENCING. CITE ONE GUIDELINE THAT RELATES TO THE TOPIC. ALL UK SOURCES PLEASE. ONLY USE ORIGINAL ARTICLES

LEARNING OUTCOMES TO USE:

1. Recognise and explore the role, place, and importance of evidence-based practice in contemporary health and care.

 2. Distinguish between research methodologies and methods.

3. Locate and evaluate evidence, including research.

4. Analyse the barriers and enablement’s to evidence use in practice.

5. Reflect upon professional values and regulatory requirements as they pertain to evidence-based nursing practice.

This assignment aims to produce a structured report that focuses on the importance of evidence-based practice and research in improving patient safety and care. In addition, the report should acknowledge nurses role in promoting and applying evidence-based practice in health and care.

Section 1: Introduction (300 words approx. (L01 & L05) specify the focus you have selected, along with the specific question you will be addressing. ▪ Outline the aims and objectives of your report and give a brief overview of the structure. You should highlight the following: ▪ What is EBP (evidence based practice)? How is EBP in nursing defined? ▪ The nature of the clinical /nursing subject and identify the key issues presented. ▪ Why is this subject of interest in the EBP context? There are probably numerous clinical /nursing subjects; you should focus on one of those issues.

Section 2 (L03): Question Formation, Identifying the Literature, and the Search Process (300 words approx.) You should create a focussed health, care-related/clinical, nursing question and demonstrate a search strategy relating to that question. The reader should be able to replicate your search using the information that you give. Please use tables to illustrate and summarise your strategy; this will improve the presentation and facilitate the word count. ▪ Briefly explain how you arrived at your question, ▪ Tables can be used for illustration of the following: − The use of PICO .  Identify which databases and other sources you used to find evidence and why, including the search terms and how you selected them. − Your search (e.g., keywords used) and the inclusion/exclusion parameters you applied (e.g., dates, i.e., national, international articles, other limitations), with justification for all your decisions. ▪ Please include a copy of your search as an appendix (this does not count in the word limit, but you can refer to it).

Section 3: Evaluation (1400 words approx. (L02, i.e. Appraisal- Distinguish between research methodologies and methods) Critically appraise the two articles: One Qualitative and one Quantitative paper You will need to reference the study (author/date) in the text at least once. You may identify the articles as study 1 and study 2 (after that, refer to the articles as “study 1 and study 2”. You must include the papers in the reference list. Use research theory (textbooks/journal papers) with references to support your discussion of the study’s strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. You will not be able to cover all the evaluation (critical appraisal) points in detail; you need to be selective and concise in how you write! You could consider the following, appraising the strengths and weaknesses across the two articles: ✓ Sampling ✓ Ethical issues ✓ Data collection ✓ Data Analysis ✓ Conclusions made in the study ✓ Internal validity ✓ External validity ✓ Authenticity/Credibility/Transferability.

Section 4: Application of the Evidence to Practice (750 words approx.; L04 & L05) Reflect on the value of the selected studies and critically discuss ▪ Is the study of use in practice? ▪ If not, why? Include the following aspects: ▪ The “fit” with other evidence, e.g., findings from systematic reviews, clinical policy, procedure, and Department of Health (DH)/ National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. You may also consider how /how well the evidence (and other guidelines/policy evidence) “fit” with your experience in clinical practice. ▪ How could the evidence be implemented in practice? ▪ What factors help or hinder the implementation of the evidence ▪ Would the subject/evidence from your review inform/change practice? Deliberate on the literature addressing organisational, professional, and managerial issues influencing the use of research evidence in practice. Other areas to consider ▪ Are there any gaps in the evidence supporting this intervention? ▪ What further research could be added to the body of evidence reviewed?. − Patient preferences? − Healthcare Ethics? This section should continue to demonstrate critical analysis and arguments supported with references.

Section 5: Conclusion (250 words approx. L01 & L05) Summarise key points from the entire assignment (do not simply re-iterate findings from the studies reviewed).  Summarise with the “clinical bottom line”. I.e., what is the ‘take-home message,’ about the evidence and its relevance to nursing practice? ▪ Identify how the literature reviewed collectively informed nursing practice. ▪ Based on completing this report, what have you learnt about the relevance of evidence-based practice…

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